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Skype won't open for Windows 8

Whenever I open Skype it asks me to run in the background and use speakers and camera and stuff then it loads for a while and says Oops...There was a problem please restart or try again.

I'm running Windows 8 x64 (not pro or enterprise just regular) and it never even asks for login I just get that error. I've tried reinstalling but that didn't work. Please help.

Joshua_Anderson
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Re: Skype won't open for Windows 8

Please answer all of the following questions in your very next reply:

Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Did a Free-trial antivirus come preinstalled on the computer when you bought it?
Do you have any other p2p (µTorrent, BiTtorrent, Team Viewer) software installed on the computer?
Which version of Skype do you use?
Do you have Hamachi LogMeIn installed?
What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

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Tamim
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I have Comodo (Internet Security, Antivirus, and Firewall), Norman came preinstalled but i uninstalled it, I have joinme and LogMeIn Hamachi, and I'm not sure which version of Skype i have for the start screen but I uninstalled and reinstalled so I'm pretty sure I have to newest one (I have Skype 6.1.0.129 for Windows desktop)

Joshua_Anderson
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Re: Skype won't open for Windows 8

Disable Hamachi services.

 

add WindowsApps folder to CIS

 

In CIS, click on Antivirus >> Scanner settings >> Exclusions >> Add >> locate C:\Program Files\WindowsApps folder >> OK.

 

Add Skype.exe as a trusted program in Computer Security Policy (Main screen Defense >> + >> Advanced) and Network Security Policy (Main screen >> Firewall >> Advanced).

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Tamim
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THANKS. It worked, everything runs fine.

Joshua_Anderson
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You are very welcome and thank you for your feedback.

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Tamim
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i found that it was hamachi messing things up so if you want to get the other stuff back you can now

 

codmeister99
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Re: Skype won't open for Windows 8 please help me

Whenever I open Skype it asks me to run in the background and use speakers and camera and stuff then it loads for a while and says Oops...There was a problem please restart or try again. I'm running Windows 8 x64  and it never even asks for login I just get that error. I've tried reinstalling but that didn't work. Please help me. i have norton preinstalled. i have also refreshed my laptop but it didnt work. 

mickyad1
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How do I disable 'Hamachi Services'? and what is CSI

Hi_What_Is_Your
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Re: Skype won't open for Windows 8

CIS, sorry
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