How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?

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How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?

I installed Skype on Windows 8 and it created a new Skype account. I would like to use my old Skype account that I have for more that 5 years with all my contacts. The new account created for Windows 8 is useless. How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?
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Novel Tourist
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Re: How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?

Please Contact customer service and ask them to unlink your account.

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Re: How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?

Also signed in my sons computer with my account.  So had to figure out how to change users.

The re-install didnt work for me either.

What did work was simply signing out of my user account on windows.

Then when I went to skype, it diverted back to the skype login.

Good luck finding the log-out message from settings,  But it should work.

Good luck.

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Novel Tourist
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Re: How can I change user at Skype for Windows 8?

Install Skype Desktop, which will allow two features:

  • You can use Skype Win 8 for one account and Skype Desktop for another account
  • You can just use Skype Desktop and log in/out like normal to change accounts when you wish!

here are two options:


Watch this YouTube video to see how to log into the Skype website and download Skype Desktop.

Not everything the video shows will be exactly your experience but it's very helpful for navigating and installing.


Or you can just goto (or and goto the Downloads section.

  •  DO NOT CLICK "Get Skype for Windows 8"
  •  Look a bit farther down and below "Windows Desktop" click "Learn about Skype for Windows desktop" and THEN click the green icon "Get Skype for Windows Desktop"

This will provide you the most current desktop version to install, which allows multiple user login.

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