Can you tell me how I can remove skype from windows 8.1?
I do not want to merge my skype account with my microsoft ID. Can I use skype in windows 8,1 without that merge of accounts?
You can install the "normal" desktop version and sign in with your Skype account.
The currently latest Skype 126.96.36.199 desktop version can be installed using this msi-installer:
This is really something MS should ponder over. I too do not want to leave my Skype identity in favour of the MS Win 8.1 sign in account (which for me is just a pseudo). Do not trust my REAL accounts in hands of MS, Apple's & Google's of the world.
Please let us take control of our devices and not get administered.