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Downloading Skype software on a second computer

I want my Skype account to be availalbe on my second laptop, but I'm not sure how to download the proper software. If I use the standard download option, it assumes I'm not already enrolled. Thanks.

 

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by g4pilut

Use this link to download then run the full installer:  http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

 

When the install is complete you'll be able to signin with your existing Skype name and password.

 

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Use this link to download then run the full installer:  http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

 

When the install is complete you'll be able to signin with your existing Skype name and password.

 




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HI! I've installed skype in my 2nd laptop using the instructions given on this and was able to login using my account, problem is i can't see my contact'profiles and my messages to and from them does not show, even their profile picture doesn't show. But their names are listed in my contacts box. Please help.

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related questtion: how do I export messages from my old pc to my new one?
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storm201109 wrote:

HI! I've installed skype in my 2nd laptop using the instructions given on this and was able to login using my account, problem is i can't see my contact'profiles and my messages to and from them does not show, even their profile picture doesn't show. But their names are listed in my contacts box. Please help.


The contacts profile pictures may showup after you and the particular contacts are Online on Skype at the same time.

 

The old messages will however not appear on your new computer. They are only stored locally on the old computer.

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Sir48 wrote:
related questtion: how do I export messages from my old pc to my new one?

If you want see the whole conversation history on Skype installed on another PC then you must do the following.

 

Make sure that Skype is not running.

 

Go to Windows Start and in the Search/Run box type %appdata%\skype and press Enter or the OK button. This will open a window with a Skype folder. Within this folder locate a subfolder with name corresponding to your Skype name. Open this folder. You will find there a file with name main.db. It may have just have a name “main” if your PC is setup to not show extensions for known file types but you will still see description “Data Base File” in the Type column. Copy this main.db file to any removable storage, like e.g. an USB flash drive or CD and transfer it to the corresponding folder on your other PC. You will now be able to see the whole call history from the old Skype installation on the new installation.

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