I have used Skype for some 10 years and since the last automatic update to the version above, it has become almost unuseable as far as the video is concerned. My Operating System is MS XP and I only use computer to computer communication. The problems experienced seem to have occured only after I added Messenger for Skype.
My Desired result.
I would like to get back to my previous version of Skype that worked and was wonderful.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Try to uninstall the currently installed version and install the older 188.8.131.52 version using this msi-installer:
After installing this version, make sure to disable the Automatic updates:
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Automatic updates ->Turn off automatic updates
However, be aware that this will not solve the issue with the size of the pop-up window which you are seeing when Skype is minimized or not in focus. This window has a fixed size since skype version 5.7.