I am trying to install Skype on my windows PC. I have wireless internet with full signal strength and I have temporarily disabled my firewall protection. When I get to the 3/4 step in installation this message appears "We are having problems connecting to the download server. To download an alternative installer for skype, click the download button." When I click the download button, it sends me through the exact same process. What am I doing wrong?
It did the same thing!
Can you do this from the bottom of your screen please:
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup
Please make sure that the temp files checkbox is at least checked and then continue.
Once complete, please try the download again from here: http://skype.com/go/getskype-full
that worked! Should I just keep this version?
Yes, for the moment. You can always install over this with the normal version when you can access the download server. It maybe an internet issue going on with it for you at the moment. You can try again later at some time and use this release for now.