I'm having all the same problems.
I tried going to OldApps and downloading Skype 5.8, but when I installed it I rec'd the same "insufficient privileges" error as before. BTW, I run my PC as Admin and per file properties I am supposed to have full control yet I don't think Vista sees it that way.
I never used to have problems with Skype but this latest version has turned out to be a bloody nightmare.
Skype 5 is just awful for both Windows and Mac.. the UI is terrible. What makes an Instant Messaging program great is simplicity and the ability to do other things in the background without having to minimize the program.
I would consider using Skype 5 if there was an alternative to this obtrustive UI such as a "Classic Mode" where I could simply have contacts listed by status and name without any of the sidebars and such.. something similar to Skype for Mac 2.8 where I could have a small and compact contact list and open multiple windows for conversations and calls instead of having just one large cluttered window that uses up all the space on my screen.
I really do HATE the new version of Skype I downloaded today. I thought it would be better but it's BLOODY AWFUL! This new Skype drives me crazy with the Facebook and that other junk. On top of that the format sucks too so I'd like to know, how the heck do I get my older, BETTER Skype back because there is no way that Skype can program the new version to be better, I JUST WANT MY OLD VERSION BACK. The answer is not making it better from our comments, Skype, it's just giving us the old versions back! Seriously!
30-05-2012 10:07 - edited 30-05-2012 10:20
I tried hard so many times to get back to the old version of skpe such as version 5.0 or 5.3 but it doesn't allow me to. It prevented me and asked me instead to download the latest version. I hope SKYPE does not dictate the users as to what version we want to install. I hope it will be resolved VERY SOON!
If you could please make taking pictures the way it use to be.
There use to be a self timer so you could take pictures of yourself, or you family.
I use set it on self timer and then run to get in the picture with my kids.
There is no longer this option with the new version. And also, when I was forced
to upgrade to the new one, I lost ALL of my pictures of my kis and I in the picture gallery.
I am trying to revert or get the old skype back. Maybe my pictures will still be there.
With this new skype, all you can do is take a picture of yourself for your profile picture only and it takes the picture instantly, so there is no time to pose, or get your hand out of the picture, because your having to push the shutter buttom with one of your hands and then, it doesn't even save the picture to the gallery. I do not like the new version of skype. The older one had more interesting options. But if you could add those options to the new skype it would be a lot more fun. Thanks.
HI, my Skype just up dated itself automatically to the new version. Which I HATE. I don't have enough time to describe all the ways that the new version is inefficient, non-intuitive, and does not have many of the features that I considered essential that were in the old version and are now not in this version. Most reviews on the "internet" all agree that the new version is a major problem.
I feel deeply angry that my Skype upgraded automatically without my permission. I very much want to go back to the old version, and don't want to spend hours screwing around. But I fear that is what I may have to do. Is there any way to quickly get back to my old system and settings, and windows that I had laid out in a very particular way that worked for me.
Or is there some technical reason that now we all have to learn to suffer with this new version because the old one is not interoperable with the new one?
If so, I may consider switching to another service. I have been a loyal paying customer of Skype for many years, I hope I can stay that way.
Please help me stay a satisfied customer, rather than the immensely frustrated one I am now.