Has anyone got Skype to work on 7989 ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by YukFoo, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. YukFoo

    YukFoo MDL Novice

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    I have been trying to get Skype to work on ver 7989 with no luck. Have tried this thread for 7955 hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27097-Skype-does-not-run-on-windows-8-Build-7955 but still crashes at login.
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    Any suggestions :eek:
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    Sorry, don't have enough post yet to include full link
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    YF
     
  2. david282

    david282 MDL Novice

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    i have same problem, skype crashes @ 7989:cap:
     
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  3. The Green Bastard

    The Green Bastard MDL Novice

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    Skype works for me.
     
  4. YukFoo

    YukFoo MDL Novice

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    Which version of Skype are you using? did you have to do anything special to get it to work.
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    Any info would help us out
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    YF
     
  5. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    Skype 5.3 is working fine. But the problem is with the new version 5.5.
    5.3 also worked on 7955.
     
  6. The Green Bastard

    The Green Bastard MDL Novice

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    #7 The Green Bastard, Aug 10, 2011
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    Yeah, you're right. It is 5.3. However when I click "Check for updates" It says it's the latest version.
    I'll check out 5.5 then, on the website and get back to you.

    EDIT: Well, that was a failure. I suggest just using 5.3, it was working perfectly, and I don't see anything 5.5 really adds, that's worth the hassle
     
  7. steph_t

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    #8 steph_t, Aug 10, 2011
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    Skype 5.5 is working on mine 7989 with hardly any crashes...

    EDIT: At least the Beta-Version 5.5.0.110
     
  8. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    The final version is 5.5.0.113 so it does not make much difference.
    Can you please post the download link for build 110?
     
  9. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    5.5 has facebook chat. You can chat with your facebook friends directly from skype. That is the only difference between 5.3 and 5.5. And some UI changes.
     
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  11. YukFoo

    YukFoo MDL Novice

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    Installed beta from link enclosed, works great......
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  12. david282

    david282 MDL Novice

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    this one works , thanx:rolleyes:
     
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  13. leasky24

    leasky24 MDL Novice

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    has anyone got any versions of skype to work on the 64bit build? i cant get 5.5 builds to work??? please help any ideas
     
  14. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    Which build are you talking about? 7989 or 8102?
     
  15. MuffloN

    MuffloN MDL Novice

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    I can't get Skype to work at all on 8102, 5.3 5.5, beta versions, changing ports, disabling the MS network kernel debugger, everything have failed
     
  16. YukFoo

    YukFoo MDL Novice

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    Great News Everyone
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    Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8
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    Full release notes for 5.5.0.117 are:
    New features:
    • Introduced Microsoft Windows 8 support
    They also got rid of the bundled Google Toolbar haha
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    Just go to Skype and download your version
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    Enjoy
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  17. MuffloN

    MuffloN MDL Novice

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    Thank you, it worked perfectly!
     
  18. leasky24

    leasky24 MDL Novice

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    thank you for the Skype 5.5.0.117 info, worked perfectly all previous version of skype crashed on login.. windows 8 build 8102 is amazing :D, my firefox doesnt even crash anymore!!