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Skype not working for Windows 8

Hi,

Up until I downloaded Windows 8, skype has been working well. However, now the problem seems to be when I sign in, a windows box appears saying that a problem has occurred. 

My first thought was to re-install and yet this did not change the status of my situation.

Thank you,

Mohammad

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Re: Skype not working for Windows 8

Please post event viewer log in your very next reply.

Click Start >> Run >> Type eventvwr.msc /s
Custom Views >> Administrative Events
Look for any error message related to Skype crash.

You can try to reset skype settings
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Skype-auto-logs-off/m-p/938210/highlight/true#M69026

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Hi Tamim,

I would like to do this, I also have Windows 8, can you please tell me where to find the Start key in order to run that script? thank you! ~Kerry

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There is technically no "START" icon in Windows 8.

So, to get to the "RUN" pop-up, please try keying the following, at the same time:

 

The Windows key and the R key        <WINDOWS>+R

 

This should display the traditional RUN pop-up and then you may key in the command(s).

 

I hope this helps you to at least be able to display the RUN pop-up!

 

--Ricky

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Yes, that helps a lot, thank you Ricky!

On the skype not working note, I actually uninstalled then reinstalled it and now it works fine! Woohoo!

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Skype Not Working On Windows 8

Hey guys,

I rencently got a new dell laptop with windows 8, it had skype already pre-downloaded but when i try to start it  

it loads for a few seconds and then says skype cannot connect. I am conected to the internet, router is fine and its definately downloaded. I am in an area outside of Orlando on vacation so i dont know if its the area signal.

Can anyone explain whats wrong?

Brad

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6.3 has many issues

 

try downgrading to 6.1 here http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/download/

 

first uninstal it and then delete the file in the program files folder

 

once that is done, don't forget to turn auto update off so it doesn't go back to 6.3

 

this has fixed the issue for most people and i hope it works for you guys too until MS comes with a fix of their own

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Flip5ty1e23 wrote:

Skype Not Working On Windows 8

Hey guys,

I rencently got a new dell laptop with windows 8, it had skype already pre-downloaded but when i try to start it  

it loads for a few seconds and then says skype cannot connect. I am conected to the internet, router is fine and its definately downloaded. I am in an area outside of Orlando on vacation so i dont know if its the area signal.

Can anyone explain whats wrong?

Brad


What Firewall and Antivirus applications are installed on your computer?

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