I'm having trouble updating my skype. Whenever it gets to the initializing part of the update it comes up with a pop-up box and says 'Installing Skype failed; code 1601. The windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that the Windoes installer service is properly registered.' What does this mean and could anyone help me?
Have you recently installed a program such as System Mechanic?
You may try to install the Portable Skype version:
Try to start your Windows, in "Safe mode with networking".
- Repeatedly press F8 during boot.
Download, unzip and run SafeMSI
then, Install Skype with this link:
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well RUWIN all cmd register an unr.. i did all of that in command line and when i saw that windows installer not missing i like it simple took 3 sec with portable skype problem solved thank you SIR...now working i had smackaroo in iit....
Since you are having Windows Installer issues, you may want to try the resolutions from the following link: