Confirming the exact same problem on MSI GT70 laptop.
BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (e22w8x64.sys) on attempt to install latest Skype as of 29-Jan-2013.
BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (e22w8x64.sys) with ethernet. If I'm wireless no problems. After some research it seems that there's a conflict with Killer Network Driver and the new Skype version.
You can disable the Killer NIC service in Windows Services and delete the Bigfoot folder from the Startup directory then run Skype application.
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05-02-2013 10:34 - edited 05-02-2013 10:35
One solution that works for me:
Go to Qualcomm Atherors Network Manager.
Left hand click on Applications tab
From the list scroll down to Skype.
Change Application priority to 3 = normal.
Restart skype. Solved.