Please see this:
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I ran the fixit program, but am still not able to login to Skype. Still being directed to the explorer. Also the other challenges I encounter since the Skype update are still all there. Any other suggestions? Or can I by any chance downgrade to the previous Skype version???
Please see the error 1603 section here: http://community.skype.com/t5/Garage/TheUberOverLo
Thanks for the additional info. I'd think my updates are ok, since I do run them automatically. I've tried again to use the fix it option and re-install. Without success. Tried the manual option for the 32-bit computer and already on the first line I got a failure message: Cannot load module C:\Windowssystem32\vbscript.dll On the second line it gave the 0x800040005 error. I honestly have no idea where to go from here and any help to fix it is more than welcome! Especially since I live in a country where no computer stores are just around the corner...
Please go here and once there, click on the "Fixit" Icon/Button: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949140
Then please do this:
Then please install over what you have from here, when prompted please click the run or open button: http://download.skype.com/SkypeSetup.exe
Note: If this fails you will need to follow the instructions manually from the "FixIt" page.
Maybe you should try to complete the registration of the scripting files using an administrative command prompt. See here for how to open an administrative command prompt: