I'm a computer dunce. Just putting that out there. I just know that I want to stop skype from starting when My computer starts, btu when I go into option to change in and try to save, I get an error saying Invalid port. also the skype homepage isn't showing, it says that it's unavailable. I'm using a wireless connection. I had not had skype in a while and finally I re0downloaded it to talk to family and it worked fine for abotu a week, but then it started to jam up my laptop on start up.
My thinking is that it's a good idea to not start Skype when Windows starts, that it's better to let Windows boot up and stablize and then start Skype.
To prevent Skype from starting with Windows, click on Tools > Options > General settings. Uncheck the box "Start Skype when I start Windows" and save the change.
If the port error still happens, click on Tools > Options > Advanced settings > Connection. What number do you see in the "Use port ..... for incoming connections" box?
I'll need to re download it but I don't remember seeing a number. I tried to un check the start skype when windows starts box but I couldn't save the cnage because I got the error message.
29-03-2012 21:33 - edited 29-03-2012 21:34
Ok. If you re-download use this link for the latest version:
And before you do re-install, you might do a "complete" uninstall with the steps shown here:
Often times just reinstalling won't correct Skype files or registry entries that have become corrupt.
Thanks I tried all of that and I'll let you know how it works! only one thing: when I was copying back in the folders I got messages saying "there is already a file with this name" etc. It's possibly because I logged into skype before I remember there was a last step. I kept both files every time the message came up. Is that ok?
You shouldn't have duplicate files. That's why I suggested you do the complete uinstall before reinstalling.
09-04-2013 18:11 - edited 09-04-2013 18:15
I have been having the same problem, I use windows vista.
There is no port number entered in that box, in response to which port I use. how do i find which port to enter?
I used 80, to try it and it worked, so I was able to check the button, but that's also the alternative port number suggested for incoming connections.
The incoming port number should be set to any value between 1024 and 65535. See also this: