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why skype is not working with windows developer preview

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  • Hello everyone! <o:p></o:p>

    I just recently installed windows developer preview, now I faced problem in Skype after successful
    installation it can't run. <o:p></o:p>


    Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:49 PM

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  • Try update Windows and install all updates. Try run skype in compatibility mode:

    Troubleshoot Compatibility Issues in Windows 8 Developer Preview

    Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:48 PM
  • There should be no need to run in compatibility mode, better to just check for updates, install them, then re-install Skype. I am using Skype on the preview, with no issues, after installing updates.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 1:36 PM
  • Try updating Skype. At least 5.5.0.124 works well and doesn't require enabling compatibility mode.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:07 AM
  • I can confirm as a user who generaly prefers Skype 4 for the interface that it will not run at all in WDP. A shame but then again you should always use the latest software because old outdated software may contain bugs that will not be fixed or security holes.

    As an experenced user of Skype that skype's servers generaly do have other quirks when people run a mixed skype versions. Group calls between Skype 4 and Skype 5 users do not generaly co-excist well at all. Though these issues have been reduced significantly over time it can still be a problem. So I recommend you run the latest version of any software unless you absolutly have to run an older version and understand the risks of doing so.

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    Matt A. Tobin
    Commanding Officer
    Binary Outcast

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:56 AM
  • Well, aren't I a big help, eh?  Have Skype installed in Win8 DP.  Works fine, no hiccups w/ the install of the latest version & no need for anything special, like Compat Mode.

    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:52 AM
  • Hmmm, seems I'm getting, "SKype has stopped working" in W8, after all..  Not too critical... will see what happens w/ it after the DP.

    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:42 AM
  • Windows 8 decided it wanted to run Skype happily in Compapibility Mode as Windows XP SP3.... geeeesh  Who'd a guessed...

    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11:50 PM
  • Alright,"UNCLE", I give up, lol... Skype still stops working.  If, I need Skype, will just use it in Windows 7 (for now).  Back to 'Plan A', will try Skype, again, in Windows 8 after we move beyond the DP.


    Drew MS Partner / MS Beta Tester / Pres. Computer Issues Pres. Computer Issues www.drewsci.com


    • Edited by Drew1903 Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:43 AM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:42 AM