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Skype not activating upon windows 7 start up. (Compaq nx 7400 initially Vista O.S I upgraded)

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Dear Skype community,

 

Skype will not boot up into windows 7 pro on a machine that was initially Vista.  As a result I must download , install and sign in every time I turn my machine on.:mad:

My research has led me to believe that Skype download reads my machine as still having a Vista operating system.  Please help.  I would be very grateful if some one would e-mail a solutioun to [***].   Thank you so very much!:happy:

 

 

 

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Re: Skype not activating upon windows 7 start up. (Compaq nx 7400 initially Vista O.S I upgraded)

Test this Portable Version

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/skype_portable

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stiljoey67 wrote:

Dear Skype community,

 

Skype will not boot up into windows 7 pro on a machine that was initially Vista.  As a result I must download , install and sign in every time I turn my machine on.:mad:

My research has led me to believe that Skype download reads my machine as still having a Vista operating system.  Please help.  I would be very grateful if some one would e-mail a solutioun to [***]  Thank you so very much!:happy:



Have you made sure that the option: “Start Skype when Windows starts” was selected? This option is available in Tools -> Options -> General settings.

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The option to start skype upon windows was not offered.  I followed the tools etc suggestion you gave it just was not there in the portable app you suggested.

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This option is not available with a Portable installation but should be present with the “normal” installation. Be aware that you must be signed in Skype in order to see this option in Tools -> Options -> General settings.

 

Also, I’m not 100% sure, but this option might also be absent if you login to Windows with a guest account.

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I have tried all the suggestions to no avail.  Been working almost 2 hrs on it.  None the less thanks for all attempts to help.  I guess I will just have to settle on reinstalling every time I turn the machine on..For now.  I plan to upgrade my account on payday to the subscription that offers customer service via a call center.

Obviously I enjoy this type of stuff,  30 years ago when I was 15 we were wrenching on cars on the week end:wink:

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Re: Skype not activating upon windows 7 start up. (Compaq nx 7400 initially Vista O.S I upgraded)

Try this:

 

Open this folder on your computer:

 

C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\  (if your system is 32-bit)

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\  (if your system is 64-bit)

 

You should see there the Skype application file (Skype.exe or just Skype icon). Double click on this file. What happens then?

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Try Below:

 

Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click "Quit"

 

quitskype2.png

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

winkey1.png

 

type: %programdata%\Skype\Apps and press Enter

 

Rename the folder login to login1.

 

Again Press WinKey + R

 

type: %appdata% and press Enter

 

Rename the folder Skype to Old_Skype

 

Try to uninstalling Skype with Revo Uninstaller

 

Download and Run Revo

http://www.revouninstaller.com/download-professional-version.php

 

Right Click on Skype and Select Uninstall

 

revo1.PNG

 

Windows Installer Launched >> Click Yes

 

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Check  Advanced Button >> Click Scan

 

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In Found Leftover Registry itms window >> Click Select All >> Then Click Delete >> Next

 

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In Found Leftover files and folders window >> Click Select All >> Then Click Delete >> Next

 

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Click Finish.


Now try reinstalling latest Skype with this link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-msi

 

You can make a backup by following the instructions below.

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Transferring-message-files/m-p/944216/highlight/true#M69220

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Tamim
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Should I look in computor search box? If yes nothing happens.  Same with the start menue.  The Skype Icon on my desktop throws me into safe mod thus the need to install.

Thank you

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