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Error: Skype Corrupt

Been trying to install Skype on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine with all OS and driver updates installed and up to date.

 

Upon completing installation and whenever trying to run Skype, I simply get an error stating "Error: Unfortunately the Skype executable is corrupted. Please re-install". I have done clean installs with the full installer, the business installer, using admin privileges, open firewall, all the various compatibility modes in Win7, etc... and all yield the same result.

 

I have had this issue for quite some time and had originally gotten around it by using an ancient version of Skype that does not have this issue for me. I would very much like to come back out of the stoneage and use a modern version.

 

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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maustin wrote:

Been trying to install Skype on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine with all OS and driver updates installed and up to date.

 

Upon completing installation and whenever trying to run Skype, I simply get an error stating "Error: Unfortunately the Skype executable is corrupted. Please re-install". I have done clean installs with the full installer, the business installer, using admin privileges, open firewall, all the various compatibility modes in Win7, etc... and all yield the same result.

 

I have had this issue for quite some time and had originally gotten around it by using an ancient version of Skype that does not have this issue for me. I would very much like to come back out of the stoneage and use a modern version.

 

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.



Please follow the "Error 1603" instructions located here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Garage/TheUberOverLord-Install-Issues-Check/td-p/156736

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maustin wrote:

Been trying to install Skype on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine with all OS and driver updates installed and up to date.

 

Upon completing installation and whenever trying to run Skype, I simply get an error stating "Error: Unfortunately the Skype executable is corrupted. Please re-install". I have done clean installs with the full installer, the business installer, using admin privileges, open firewall, all the various compatibility modes in Win7, etc... and all yield the same result.

 

I have had this issue for quite some time and had originally gotten around it by using an ancient version of Skype that does not have this issue for me. I would very much like to come back out of the stoneage and use a modern version.

 

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.


Please look at this old thread. There are some quite interesting ideas about your problem

 

forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=758903

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I found the problem thanks to the thread you listed, ruwim =).
I have a program I use to track computer usage by the kids. Disabling it when I try to use Skype seems to be fixing the problem.

Thank you!

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Can you tell me the solution directly since the thread ruwim mentioned isn't available already?

 

Thanks.

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I found the solution. Change the Preferred Graphic Processor to Auto Select in your Nvidia Control Panel. Cheers!
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Please I need your help, I have a new laptop, and am having difficulty in downloading the skype, this is the message i do get after downloading, 'the installer has encountered an unexcpted error installing this package. This may indicates a problem with this package. The error code is 2738' Pls, I need help on how to fix this problem. Thanks
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sadedoyin wrote:
Please I need your help, I have a new laptop, and am having difficulty in downloading the skype, this is the message i do get after downloading, 'the installer has encountered an unexcpted error installing this package. This may indicates a problem with this package. The error code is 2738' Pls, I need help on how to fix this problem. Thanks

Your problem is very different from what is the subject of this thread. Start a new topic and provide these details:

 

What version of Windows are you on? Is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Steps-to-creating-a-new-thread-topic/td-p/13748

 

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Thank you so much TKH258 for your solution.

 

Worked perfectly !


TKH258 wrote:
I found the solution. Change the Preferred Graphic Processor to Auto Select in your Nvidia Control Panel. Cheers!

 

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hello, my problem is my Dell XPS equivalent and has 1 GB Video Card and an integrated on board which I use with skype for q I put the version problem, thanks.
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