Skype 6.3 "Crash"

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Skype 6.3 "Crash"

I updated to the most recent update (6.3) and i immediately began having problems. The biggest one being that if i attempted to even minimize the skype window the window would disappear and my computer screen would lock up. I couldn't access any buttons and even the task manager froze whenever i brought it up. I tried reinstalling and restarting but the problem persisited. I would say it just crashes and freezes my computer but when i went to restart the computer showed it working fine. I'm not sure if it's just because the update is so new or if this is a problem with my computer. Any help?

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two months whit the same problem!!!! FIX IT SKYPE!!!!
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Poker454 wrote:

I updated to the most recent update (6.3) and i immediately began having problems. The biggest one being that if i attempted to even minimize the skype window the window would disappear and my computer screen would lock up. I couldn't access any buttons and even the task manager froze whenever i brought it up. I tried reinstalling and restarting but the problem persisited. I would say it just crashes and freezes my computer but when i went to restart the computer showed it working fine. I'm not sure if it's just because the update is so new or if this is a problem with my computer. Any help?


Uninstall the currently installed version the temporarily revert to version 6.1.0.129. Based from what I read from the posts of experts from this forum, it seems that there are some bugs in the latest version (6.3). You can download the installer from the link below.

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.1.0.129.msi

You can just update your Skype software again once Skype release a fix or a new update.



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I just want to verify this problem exists on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 (desktop version). Immedaitly after the update, 3 of my friends came to me asking for help, but I couldnt help, as my skype is also broken. Windows 7 users have to pretty much restart their computer to get un-frozen, but windows 8 task manager appears to run on a different thread, so it doesnt lag out like the rest of the computer, meaning you can force quit skype.

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I have an XP, Windows7 and Windows8 machine. It is only the Windows7 machine that becomes unresponsive. I just tried to install the latest version again and it still does not work. The way to kill it is to press CTRL-ALT -DEL during sturtup, switch to Processes and kill Skype. Then uninstall SKYPE, download the earlier 6.00.120 version and install it. That works for me. I wonder how long it will take until I can update SKYPE without problems.

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There is already a bug report on this issue submitted to Jira.

 

https://jira.skype.com/browse/SCW-4113

 

The only working solution seems to be to revert to the older Skype 6.1.0.129 version.

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