When I download Skype to windows Xp, it says cancel in the download bow. I double click it and it downloads it however it never shows up anywhere on my computer. I tried all versions of Skype numerous times. I turned my firewall off and made sure there was not a file of Skype open or on my computer anywhere. I have Mozilla, is that stopping my download? Help Please.
you can indeed try downloading Skype using another broswer, or download the full installer (link pasted below);
did everything right. after installed comes up with error s652 left corner middle s650 right hand corner s491, will not go any further. it did say something about tool bar couldn't be loaded at this time. but skype was finished.
Please follow these Steps:
1. Only do Step 1 if you are on WIN7:
Be sure that Compatibility Mode is not enabled (right-click on Skype shortcut icon/launcher and select Properties >> Compatibility) - for Windows 7 users only.
Try to launch Skype.
2. If Step 1 fails or you are NOT using WIN7 do:
Open an Internet Explorer browser, and go to msn.com, what happens?
If it fails, Please do the instructions below. Using your Windows Control Panel, please do:
Internet Options -> Advanced Tab Please click the "Reset" button.
Then, Go to the Connections Tab.
Make sure that the only checkbox checked is "Automatically detect settings", then click the "OK" button.
Close any open Internet Explorer browser windows, open a new IE browser window and try msn.com again. What happens? If it works, please stop/start Skype What happens?
3. If Step 2 does NOT solve the problem:
Please install the beta version using the instructions below:
You can install the Current beta release by doing this from the top of this page:
Get Skype -> Windows -> Choose the beta release, please do NOT remove what you already have installed, simply, install over.
These instructions have worked for many and is the quickest thing to try to resolve issues such as this.
Also, what operating system are you on?
What is the Make and Model of your computer?
Do you have all Windows updates and updates to any hardware devices by the manufacturers?