Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

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Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

I have Windows 8 and the UI of Skype for Windows 8 (the metro app) is terrible, where can I get Skype for Desktop and when I go to https://support.skype.com/m/en/faq/FA12162/how-do-i-get-the-desktop-version-of-skype-on-windows-8 and click download, it is Skype for Windows 8 Metro, not Skype for Desktop

ruwim
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Try with this installer:

 

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

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kirill2485
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Re: Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

Try with this installer:

 

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

ruwim
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Re: Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

It appeas a message that says is a corrupted file, not working, wont ven download.
I really don't like skype for windows 8 I want the desktop back.
lppt87
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Re: Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

I posted the same need for a desktop-based Skype, and I downladed a working version from the same link was sent to you and it worked on my PC, try it again

NeoSW
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i am a microsoft product fan and also a skype fan. but your metro version of skype is shameful. not that i have anything against metro, but this app is a bare bones as can be. please update it very soon or you stand to lose customers to viber.

faust445
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Re: Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

I must add my two cents here.  I expected a new version of Skype made for a new OS to be at least as good as previous versions of Skype but that is absolutely NOT the case with the Windows 8 version.  It sucks.  It is so barebones it isn't acceptable for anything but the absolutely basic of communication - but why even bother.  The desktop version is far superior.  Shame on you, Skype, for releasing such a substandard product.  Why would you even want to put your name/brand to such a poorly written, feature-barren, product? I would recommend removing it from the market and not releasing a Metro/Windows 8 version until you had something that came close to the desktop product.  

Photofin
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Re: Skype for Desktop on Skype for Windows 8

This version 8 skype is junk. Looks like a bus load of **bleep**gots made it or a first grade child. So cheap, so stupid , just a piece of **bleep** to me. Lets all go to Yahoo Messenger.

 

You bunch of Turds,

Rowdy Yates

david.cassidy69
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:cool: thank you :cool:

michaelezat
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I prefer not to use the Windows/Skype Metro. It is the worst product ever!! I prefer the Skype desktop version. I am glad that I found the first post giving me the link to Skype Desktop.

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