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Any way to get the normal windows skype back?

Hi,

 

Is there any way to get the normal skype on windows 8? This skype is a joke.

 

I can't join group conversations back, it disconnects random, if someone is calling me I don't get anything, screensharing isn't implemented on the side of windows 8.

 

What a mess, don't release anything like this, I don't call this even beta.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

click66
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Re: Any way to get the normal windows skype back?

You can use original Skype for Windows Desktop that has full functionality

kerojarun
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Nice :happy: Thanks. Getting rid of the awful Win 8 app interface was a huge relief :happy:
Mindblower
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Skype for Win8 is a tottaly fail. Try to improve it!

Costin
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Re: Any way to get the normal windows skype back?


click66 wrote:

Hi,

 

Is there any way to get the normal skype on windows 8? This skype is a joke.

 

I can't join group conversations back, it disconnects random, if someone is calling me I don't get anything, screensharing isn't implemented on the side of windows 8.

 

What a mess, don't release anything like this, I don't call this even beta.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 


The ultimate fail is windows 8. 

s_stavr
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I tried to install Skype Desktop for windows, hoping that it will work better than the horrible Skype for windows 8. Useless. Skype for desktop doesn't work properly on Windows 8, it's always stuck-up, it crashed frequently and I had always to re-start my computer. Now, the only solution that allows me to use Skype is to keep two computers running, one with Windows 8 and its useless Skype for Windows8, and one with Windows 7 and its classical Skype. At least, I can receive notifications and answer calls on the old computer. This is progress.

Juliodevenecia
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Why i dont like win 8 but drivers on my pc are  only for win8....

 

BossNo
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Thanks for the tips.  Just installed the desktop version of Skype, thank god that was available.  2014 and the app version is a complete joke - just awful and terrible to use.  

jjrye
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Re: Any way to get the normal windows skype back?

SKYPE FOR WIN 8 IS TERRIBLE!

It is one of the WORST user experiences I have ever had - is there ANYONE who likes it?

 

All you have to do is install the Desktop version of Skype - no need to even delete the Win 8 version... although I might delete since it is so ugly and stupid!

 

See the simple instructions here:

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12162

sholhur
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Re: Any way to get the normal windows skype back?

had the old version of skype with all my contacts, now get a version with face book contacts and cannot get my old version ,, any suggestions

trevorm
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