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how do i uninstall Skype from Windows 8 system

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Casual Tourist

how do i uninstall skype 8 from a windows 8 system please

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Novel Tourist

On the start menu, right click on the Skype app tile and select 'Uninstall' from the bar that appears at the bottom.

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Novel Tourist
How do I uninstall Skype from Windows 8 so that it is completely removed from the computer; so that Skype does not recognize it when I try to download it again? I followed the directions above; however, when I tried to download Skype again, I was told that I already had it installed.
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Super Aviator

shelldicks, 

 

Please perform a clean install of modern Skype.

 

Open Powershell as an Administrator

 

 

type Get-AppxPackage –AllUsers

 

You will see the list of all of the apps on your computer. Look for Microsoft.SkypeApp in this list.

 

 

Next, type Remove-AppxPackage FullPackageName

 

Replace "FullPackageName" (i.e. Microsoft.SkypeApp_1.3.0.112_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c)

 

The full command look like this.

 

Remove-AppxPackage C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SkypeApp_1.3.0.112_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c

 

Note that the name of the folder "Microsoft.SkypeApp_1.3.0.112_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c" may different in your case. Use Get-AppxPackage command to see the exact path >> Select the path then right click to copy the selection to clipboard >> Use it in the Remove-AppxPackage command.

 

They are now uninstalled, and you can now reinstall them from the store.

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

WinKey (the button is located between the left Ctrl and Alt with the Windows logo)

 

 

type: ms-windows-store: and press Enter

 

Right Click on store screen then select Your Apps and install modern Skype.

Regards,
Tamim
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Casual Adventurer

and how in the holy mother of god do I do that?

I want skype to work porperly, yet I can not uninstall it NORMALLY?!

What in the seven layers of the heck?!

SERIOUSLY WINDOWS?!?!

I hate windows so much but NO. We HAVE to use windows, windows has NO clue about ANYTHING anymore. *stomps of cursing*

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Super Aviator

tarielcorbeau,

 

Try this.

 

Press WinKey to open the Start screen, right click on Skype app and then select 'Uninstall' from the menu on the bottom.

 

Now reinstall Skype from the store.

 

Press WinKey + R to open the Run window

 

type: ms-windows-store: and press Enter

 

Right Click on store screen then select Your Apps and install modern Skype.

Regards,
Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

Hi I tried using the commands you suggested but encountered the following: 

 

 


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Super Aviator

andreszm,

 

What’s causing it is the fact that within your path, you have a space or spaces. Use Get-AppxPackage then Copy the FullPackageName and Paste in the Remove-AppxPackage.

In Powershell, either hit Enter, or right-click to copy the selected text to clipboard.

Regards,
Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

@Tamim

 

My file path is the same as yours including spaces:

Remove-AppxPackage C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SkypeApp_1.3.0.112_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c

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