Trying to download skype,i click to save the executable ,then one of two things keep happening.
1. when it runs i get an error executable is corrupt please re-install
2. Skype is having trouble downloading click here to goto another location .
for 1 i tried re-installing ...same thing.
for 2 i click to goto different location.it then downlaods full version i click to run it ...same error.
im on windows 7 64 bit laptop
any help is appreciated.thank you.
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please try the links and suggesions mentioned here;
im not sure but i run skype 5.8 - ive tried to reinstal some various versions of skype and still it is corrupted. im reinstalling it over and over and problem persists... im using windows 7 64bit
Can you provide the exact error message?
02-02-2012 23:09 - edited 02-02-2012 23:09
Many thanks for the quick responce..i tried all and i still have the same problem..the strange part is ive had skype working on this laptop before.Not sure where to go next .
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 https://login.skype.com/account/login-form?intcmp=
sign-in&return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.skype.com% ... , what happens?
If you see a message box that contains a connect button, please click on the connect button.
If the page fails to display, 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 https://login.skype.com/account/login-form?intcmp=
sign-in&return_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.skype.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 normal version using the instructions below:
You can install the Current release by clicking this link: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe
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?
The exact error message is this
Error:Unfortunately the Skype executable is corrupted please re-install
Please try these instructions: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/Corrupt-exec