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Today, Skype for Windows is one of the best and most popular application for the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 which is designed to communicate over the Internet using text, voice and video…
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    Janice (karma: +5),
    Great information about some of the features of Skype.
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      mirsafdar mojallal (karma: +3),
      install skype thak you for your help
  2. 3 +1 2
    Isaiah Amankwa (karma: +7),
    how do i connect my phone's sKYPE to my PC
    1. 2 +2 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Just use the same Skype login and password on PC and smarphone.
  3. 1 0 1
    sharjeel khan (karma: +6),
    hi i am new acount make canyou plz
    1. 1 0 1
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Not sure that I understood you correctly, but here is how you can create a Skype account.
  4. 0 0 0
    muthu (karma: 0),
    iam having window XP 2002, SP 3,with mozilla fire box browser. which version of SKYPE is compatible for download
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Be sure to install Internet Explorer 8, then you can use latest version of Skype.
  5. 1 -1 2
    RAJEEV RAI (karma: -1),
    I installed skype for my desktop but getting following is showing skype icon but giving following message "The Procedure entry point Get Logical Processor Indormation could not be located in the dynamic link Library KERNEL32.DLL...i HAVE DOWNLOADED THIS FILE kERNEL32.DLL and pasted as instructed but still getting same message....Its very Urgent as I am having Interview at Skype so please Help.

    1. 2 0 2
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! You have not provided any details about your system and Skype version therefore it is difficult to give an accurate answer. Anyway, if you use Windows XP, you should update it to Service Pack 3.
  6. 2 +1 1
    raja (karma: +1),
    hi iam having same problem as mentioedn above
    i have windows xp
    pl help
  7. 0 -1 1
    Stuart (karma: +31),
    Hi from South Africa
    For 4 weeks now I have unable to sign-on to my Skype account. I have tried creating new e-mail address ,passwords and user-names with out success. I have uninstalled Skype and reinstalled it-even different versions.
    I am using the web-version which is Ok for chats but even after downloading the plug-in , my webcam won't work.
    I sincerely hope that you can advise me on what to do. Thank you.
    1. 1 0 1
      Stuart (karma: +31),
      Sorry- I neglected to mention that I am using Windows 7 and IE 11.

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      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hello dear Stuart! Please provide the exact error message while trying to log in to Skype for Windows using the same credentials that allow you to log in without any problems to Skype for Web. Also, using Internet Explorer check access to Skype and paste here the report’s URL.
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        Stuart (karma: +31),
        message reads
        Sorry we did not recognise your sign-in details. Please check you signin name and password and try again.

        When using your facility to check the connection the only error is
        Computer to long connects to server.
        I am signing in on and one of the user names is s***1 . Password s***1.
        This works on the web version. I have also tried creating new accounts and passwords without success.
        Many thanks for your reply. I am quite desperate. Regards Stuart.
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          Administrator (karma: +1207),
          Hi! First of all, please do not share your login credentials. Never! With no one! Even the official support staff does not require this data.

          Well, about your error: seems your PC was temporary blocked by Skype due to suspicious activity. In order to solve this issue, you should contact official Skype Support and tell them about your problem. In case you don’t know how to contact Skype Support, please read this article.
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            Stuart (karma: +31),
            Good morning my time. Thank you for your reply. You are quite correct about divulging sign-on details. However, it being after midnight last night and also being very frustrated over the last 5 weeks I am prepared to take the risk.
            I will follow up on your suggestions for which I thank you.
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              Administrator (karma: +1207),
              Afterwards please let me know if your issue was resolved and how you did it.
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                Stuart (karma: +31),
                I am now in touch via e-mail with Microsoft/Skype. First advice was exactly the same as on site to rest password. now suggestion is to chat to Chat Rep. but I have to sign on to do that. not very useful advice yet. I will keep in touch.

                [Updated ]
                hi there from south Africa.

                I am pleased to inform you that I now have the full Skype desktop version.
                I didn't have to do anything , they obviously have just sorted themselves out.
                even have the cam working and several new features seem to be appearing

                thanks for your assistance.
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                  Administrator (karma: +1207),
                  Hello, dear Stuart! I’m glad to hear that everything is working out for you. In addition, I’m very grateful that you did not forget to write about this.

                  I wish you all the best.
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    Leon (karma: +14),
    On I see, that there are also special versions for Win XP/Vista. Do you plan to provide also old versions of these?
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      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! I started downloading and “collecting” SkypeSetupFullXp.exe installers from (that should be one of first public SkypeSetupFullXp.exe versions). However, since nobody requested these installers I do not upload them to server. Please, let me ask you, why do you ask about it?
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        Leon (karma: +14),
        I just asked for the case I need an old version for one of my XP machines.
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          Administrator (karma: +1207),
          Well, in this case just let me know once you need an old version of SkypeSetupFullXp.exe.
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    Nguyen Nam viet (karma: 0),
    why my skype can't sended message
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Please describe the problem in more detail and specify the result of /dumpmsnp command.
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    ali yazdan (karma: 0),
    Skype need no pain no gain
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    SYap (karma: 0),
    I use Windows 10 on my desktop. I installed latest version of Skype apps but it changes the resolution to a smaller display. Have to reset resolution each time computer restarts. Please help.
    1. 0 -1 1
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Perhaps this is due to the fact that you are running Skype in compatibility mode. Right-click on Skype shortcut, choose «Properties», go to «Compatibility» tab and untick all enabled options. Then click «Change settings for all users» and do the same.
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    ummesaadi (karma: 0),
    hi i am new account make can you pls
    1. 0 -1 1
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Please read this: How to create a Skype account.
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    Luna (karma: +6),
    I really need help to solve my problem, "skype couldn't connect on skype.." I tried with many solutions published by videos youtube but not solved this problem, I have XP and downloaded version accepted by skype since official page where describe features, skype is not compatible with xp since august? or can be temporal problem from skype ?passed days and is equal .
    1. 1 +1 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! You must install version (at this moment it is the latest version of Skype for Windows XP).
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    rana (karma: 0),
    please sir my skype connect the server
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! Please describe in detail what’s your issue and specify your Skype version.
  15. 1 +1 0
    Clariz Nagac (karma: +1),
    Hi Admin,
    I have issues on my skype, it keeps on loading the blue wheel/circle. I am on windows 10 and I am using 7.31 and 7.40 which is recommended by my employer. Any suggestions?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
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    Linda (karma: +15),
    wasn't happy when I went to use Skype and found it was a Black Background, I uninstalled it and the downloaded the latest version and now happy to see it is a much nicer background but what irks me is that you cannot see immediately your contacts or who is online or not, this is the most important feature, is there any setting that enables to have our contacts listed and with the status of who is online or not
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      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! What's your Skype version? I'm asking because on and I see when my friends are online. Please check my screenshot: green-status.png
      1. 0 0 0
        Linda (karma: +15),
        Hi, where do I find the version number, thanks
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          Administrator (karma: +1207),
          Press Alt to show the Menu Bar, click «Help» and choose «About Skype».
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            Linda (karma: +15),
            I've just finished the download for have to put in the contact's name to see if they are online or not but I'd like to have it like the old version where it was pinned to the side and you saw automatically who was on.. is that possible?
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              Administrator (karma: +1207),
              Sorry, I'm not sure I understand what exactly you mean. But if I understand you correctly, hover your mouse over the list of contacts and scroll down to see all you contacts and their statuses. Also you can sort them by "Active" to see online contacts first. If I'm wrong, please show me some screenshots.
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                Linda (karma: +15),
                Hi, I went away from the computer to do a few things and have just come back and blow me down I just looked at Skype to take a screen shot and they are all there and I can see who is online or not, thanks for everything :)
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                  Administrator (karma: +1207),
                  Well, good to know — if something is wrong, just go take a walk. Thanks for sharing. Wish you all the best! (happy)
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    Richard (karma: 0),
    My mom, lives abroad, She has an old Skype phone that she used in the past with the old versions of Skype (7.3). Now, When she try to login to Skype, Skype tells her that she is using an old version of Skype an will not let her login, she must update.. Over teamviewer, after I updated Skype to the new wersion 8.3, her Skype phone no longer rings. She can still use the Skype phone but she does not know that we are calling her because the phone does not ring anymore. Her old Skype phone uses an app called "skypmate" that is no longer supported. Do you know if we can buy for her a new Skype phone that will ring with all the new versions of Skype. Phone Name and model will be appreciated.
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    linda (karma: +1),
    Good morning, please i want to link for old version of skype setup. hope to hear from you soon Thank you
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    iyke (karma: 0),
    please advise me, i have tried all the versions no one work properly on my window 7. the 2017 to 2019 after installing, it will display the application was unable start correctly .[0x0000005]. and 2016 down display minimum on my screen and unable to login.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1207),
      Hi! First of all, make sure you are trying to install Skype 8. If the error still occurs, please provide exact error code and error message.
  20. 2 +2 0
    Anand Chandra (karma: +2),
    My Laptop has Window 7 ultimate. For this I downloaded Skype 8.58.098 but after trying the installation I get the message that this version of Skype is not supported by this Laptop.
    Earlier I have been using Skype for a long time on this Laptop and suddenly it got uninstalled and now not installing.
    Please help.

  21. 0 -1 1
    Leo Trtimmer (karma: -1),
    My windows 10 laptop died last night so I am now using an old desktop running windows xp which version of Skype do I need so I can continue to communicate with my wife overseas?

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