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newest version of Skype for Windows 7 blocks my whole computer

I have downloaded the newst version of Skype and after opening skype all functions on the desktop computer are locked . Only shut down is possible, even the task manager is locked out

hpieczara
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I have the same problem, Skype works but the rest of my PC is blocked when online, alt-cntrl-delete brngs up a crippled Task Manager and the only solution at that point is to shut down. I am running Windows 7 on an HP laptop and have had no issues for years with SKYPE util this upgrade. Have been trying to repair it for about a week now and after all the time spent with Skype Customer Service (a useless group of people if ever there was one, they don't read your emails and just autoreply) we're all beginning to think my friends and I will be switiching to OOVOO.

gsv107
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Same **bleep** problem!!!!

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i have the same exact problem, i just posted about it as well, a temp fix you guys can use is downgrade to an older version, i am using skype 6.0 and its solved the issue for now, still waiting/hoping for someone to figure out a fix for the newest release, or at least hoping that 6.4 wont have that issue

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SLOSuiteDotCom
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here is a link to 6.0

 

http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.0.0.126-1824/download/

 

hopefuly this will be fixed soon though

NarutoN20
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thanks for the link to ver 6, installed over the"newer" version and now all is fine!!

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glad I could help, I am hoping that they fix this soon though, its annoying to have to downgrade to fix an issue
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apparently not all upgrades are well thought out and planned. sometmes wel enough is well enough.
gsv107
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Same problem here, blocks some computer functions in windows 7, only if  i close the skype all works again.

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