I bought a new asus laptop with windows 8. I downloaded the Skype app from the Windows store and it appears on my desktop. But when I try to open it a blue screen appears and I get an error saying "we couldn't reach skype" ... "sometimes the internet is a bit sleepy... TRY AGAIN". No matter how many times I try again, or remove and reload it, the same error.
Note: everything else works and skype is fine on my Windows 7 desktop and same internet connection.
I have the exact same problem - I urgently need Skype for work as need to call internationally.
Any fix would be hugely appreciated! And bring out a desktop version for Windows 8 please! Don't force us to use the app store when it's clearly not ready!
(Info about my case: App store says I already have it. When I click on it from the Windows 8 start page Skype will not open, tells me "We couldn't reach Skype" when I click on the app, and tells me that the internet is "sleepy" and offers to "try again" which does nothing).
MMHMMMMM.......when i go to the right side of my screen, click the start button, scroll over, click on the skype app...It stays on the blue screen for about 3 seconds then goes right back to where i was before i clicked the skype app.
You can try instead to install the desktop version.
The currently latest Skype 126.96.36.199 desktop version can be installed using this msi-installer: