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On Windows 8 Skype Home screen just spinning

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?

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Re: On Windows 8 Skype Home screen just spinning

Try Below:

 

try deleting Skype from the list of permitted programs in Norton and adding it again.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/cant-sign-in/m-p/1220738/highlight/true#M92277

 

Reset IE.

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

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Type: iexplore.exe and 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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