Everytime i run Skype for Windows 8, It keeps on crashing.
I see the following error in Event Viewer:
App <App> terminated itself by calling terminateApp API. App details are as follows: Display Name:<Skype>, AppUserModelId: <Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c!App> Package Identity:<Microsoft.SkypeApp_188.8.131.52_x86__kzf8qxf
at Anonymous function (ms-appx://microsoft.skypeapp/js/userPermissions.j
at notifySuccess (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:1404:22)
at enter (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:1091:22)
at _run (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:1307:1
at _completed (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:1275:14)
at argDone (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:2027:3
at Anonymous function (ms-appx://microsoft.winjs.1.0/js/base.js:2052:79)
at notifySuccess (Function code:75:17)
at doNotify (Function code:133:17)
at doComplete (Function code:31:9)
What Should I do, I have tried uninstalling all previous versions of Skype..
Cleared my appdata folder and also tried re installing skype for Win 8 a couple of times!!!
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Accepted Solutionby Mart
Please install the Windows 8 Media Pack to your computer, and then try to run Skype again. You can get the pack here. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30685
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Please install the Windows 8 Media Pack to your computer, and then try to run Skype again. You can get the pack here. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as
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Hi! I read this fourm and I kinda have the same problem I have a new Windows 8 Computer and I am having difficulties on skype when I open it the opening music happens then it imediatly closes. I tried the link you posted and it took 15 minutes to download amd when I open it it only says The Update is not applicable to this computer. I really need help and this computer costs loads!!
Same issue here.
followed the advise to download the media pack and did not get positive results. just received a note that not applicable on my machine.
I may have found a good thing
I downloaded the old version on skype for windows 7 and it works It may not be the newer version but it will do
I have had the same problem, it wont allow me to download the skype app for windows 8 and when I download the desktop skype it wont recognise my cam that is built in. Can someone help with this?
06-12-2012 10:16 - edited 06-12-2012 10:18
I had difficulties receiving calls from outside.
Today I removed Skype from W8 and installed an old version to the desktop. Now all works normally.
Obviously the new version is too "raw" to W8. Test more and improve it before get it to public!!
It's weird. I have 3 accounts on this computer, two of them downloaded Skype without a problem, and mine won't work! The Store says I own Skype, but no icon for Skype is at Start. It's weird! I followed the steps it didn't help