I have installed Skype for the desktop on my Windows 8 machine. When opening Skyps I get a spinner instead of the Home screen. I recently connected my Windows Live account, if that might have anything to do with it.
I have Nortons AV running but as suggested in other posts I have allowed Skype as an exception to the firewall... other suggestions?
WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)
Type: iexplore.exeand press Enter
In IE, Click Internet Options >> Advanced >> Restore Advanced Settings >> Reset.
Mark Delete personal settings >> OK >> restart.
Please Run the Cleaning Manager Utility
Press WinKey + R to open the Run window
type: cleanmgr tuneup and press Enter
select the Temp Internet Files boxes and click OK, then Click Delete files.
Now Check Proxy settings
In Internet Explorer, Go to, Tools >> Internet Options... >> Connections>> Lan settings , Use a proxy server... if it had been ticked, then... Remove that check. Make sure automatically detect settings is enabled. (Marked)
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