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Questions on Skype for Windows 8

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Novel Tourist

Getting Skype for Windows 8 and making it work  is the most frustrating exercise I think I've ever seen from Microsoft and that's really saying something!

1) How do I get my contact list from my old  Skype pogram  I had for Windows Vista?

2)- How do do I check why Skype for Windows 8 cannot check why my camera does not appear to be working with the program,'

3)- When I log in I get a page which has 4 headings- learn,prices, downloads and support.

Where's Tools etc so that I can check why the camera is not working?

When I use support and try to change the Settings from the Charms page it does not show Options but a number of other headings.

Can I go back to my old Skype program after I have deleted/uninstalled Skype for Windows 8 and how?

 

Eric

 

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Casual Adventurer

how to i transfer files using skype on windows 8.

 

why is it so hard to add people to a call.

 

why does windows 8 suck?

 

why cant skype be on my task bar?

 

why it hard to find a friend to call them you must scroll 1000 pages to find someone.

 

why cant you group contacts anymore?

 

why cant you leave skype alone and why cant i have the old one back?

 

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Novel Tourist

I can't seem to get skype to work on Win 8. It was fine and easy on Win 7.

Requested to download it and found no download screens - just useless information.

Logged in withmy  account info and more useless info about purchasing credit. No obvious way to use skype at all.

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You need to download Skype from the Windows 8 Store. See here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/explore-windows-store#1TC=t1

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Casual Adventurer

what about our first to posts (questions) since we started the topic.. think you can focus and awnser those first before telling some noob how to install skype..

 

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Novel Tourist

Hi I've set up skype for my dad on a laptop with windows 8.  

  1. The app doesn't let me get into any settings. I've read that if you move your cursor to bottom right hand corner the 'charms' appear, but there are none!
  2. Also the reason why I'm asking the question is because windows 8 keeps you permently signed into the app but when my dad tries to sign into the website it says his password is incorrect so requested password reset and all the tokens sent do not work, feel like I'm going crazy and around in circles. Please point me in the right direction.  Any help appreciated thanks.

     

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Novel Tourist

1) How do I get my contact list from my old  Skype pogram  I had for Windows Vista?

 

All the contacts you stored with Skype should be visible with the Windows 8 application. It might have been that the Skype for Windows Desktop also was reporting the contacts you had in Outlook (people with only phone numbers but not a Skype account)

 

2)- How do do I check why Skype for Windows 8 cannot check why my camera does not appear to be working with the program,'

 

 - Show the 'Windows Charm' (either by pressing the Win+C key combination or by swiping your finger from right to left on the left side on your tablet).

 - Select Settings > Options and you will then see the Audio and Video options that will let you pick your camera, etc. If the camera does not show there, it probably means that the driver for your camera was not installed.

 

3) Can I go back to my old Skype program after I have deleted/uninstalled Skype for Windows 8 and how?

 

You can always download the Desktop version from the Skype web site:

http://beta.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-windows/downloading/

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Novel Tourist

All I can say Eric is that I 100% agree with you. Windows * & Skype just don't work. Followed a "cure" to remove an unwanted contact 'select the contact then use the keyboard Backspace Key to remove" = Didn't work. But then why should it. Nothing darn well works.

My combined web cam / mic has sound (skype audio test worked) but I have no video. A friend of mine has a top quality LogiTek cam / mic and the audio was dreadful. Either bring back Skype in XP format or Neuk it !!  The W8 apps are bloody rediculous anyway - Hate 'em.. I'm serious considering taking my brand new desktop back to the store and asking for XP or even W7 to be loaded instead..

I'm at a lost why the latest ratings screen shows such excellent feedback when the earlier ratings are all shocking.. I do have the latest version (only installed it 1 week ago).

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Novel Tourist
yea the new skype/microsoft thingy is pretty crap.....i found this page from a friend who helped me with the same problem.... here's a link.. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
hope this helps (the download button for the desktop is at the bottom of the page)......oh and for the record i downloaded the desktop version before i uninstalled the app
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