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remove skype from windows 8.1

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Casual Tourist

Can you tell me how I can remove skype from windows 8.1?


I do not want to merge my skype account with my microsoft ID. Can I use skype in windows 8,1 without that merge of accounts?

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You can install the "normal" desktop version and sign in with your Skype account.


The currently latest Skype desktop version can be installed using this msi-installer:

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Novel Tourist

This is really something MS should ponder over. I too do not want to leave my Skype identity in favour of the MS Win 8.1 sign in account (which for me is just a pseudo). Do not trust my REAL accounts in hands of MS, Apple's & Google's of the world.


Please let us take control of our devices and not get administered.




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