Lowest Skype version that works?

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  1. kodina

    kodina MDL Novice

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    As you guys know newer =/= better, and that is especially with Skype...

    Do you know what is the lowest stable and good performance possible Skype version that works on Windows?
    I don't want bloated POS... :cool:

    Thanks.
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    But you have a bit clearer idea of what it should be. I've been dealing with this a bit.
     
  3. ZarkBit

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    #3 ZarkBit, Oct 24, 2015
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  4. yankoniye

    yankoniye MDL Novice

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    maybe you can take a look for latest Skype version before Microsoft bought
     
  5. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    If you have Skype installed go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone and copy
    Skype.exe to somewhere then uninstall Skype and clean it out of your system as much as you can
    from your user profile and other locations. Create a folder and call it something like Skype
    Portable and put Skype.exe in it then move the folder to your Program Files (X86) if you use a
    64 bit Windows and create a shortcut to your desktop. Now when you start Skype it will only
    give you the option to log in via your Skype account and not through the Microsoft one and use
    half the memory it otherwise does. To update it just download the latest from Portable Apps
    and once extracted simply copy Skype.exe from the extracted folder and replace the one in your
    Skype Portable then you can delete the folder from the downloaded portable. I've been using it
    like this for ages and it works great without all the bloat. If you don't have Skype installed
    just download the portable version and do the same as above with Skype.exe. There's also a way to remove the advertising if you need to
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    As I expected, an error pop up:
     
  7. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    Not sure why you get that error as I've been running it that way for over a year on Win 7 Ult X64 as well as on Win 10 Pro X64 since I installed it
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK, that way works only if the skype was Skype Desktop, not the skype from Windows Store.
     
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  9. ZarkBit

    ZarkBit MDL Junior Member

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    #9 ZarkBit, Oct 26, 2015
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    It's missing SkypeResources.dll

    Any change of pming me a link with your exe?


    Tried with Skype Desktop and got the error.

    _______________________________________________________________

    Portable worked with version 7, it doesn't inclusde SkypeResources.dll when installed
     
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  10. zolotron

    zolotron MDL Novice

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    #10 zolotron, Oct 26, 2015
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    I just downloaded the latest portable from hxxp://portableapps.com/apps/internet/skype_portable V7.12.0.101 and once extracted copied only the Skype.exe from SkypePortable\App\Skype\Phone put it in a folder in my Program Files (X86) and ran it from a desktop shortcut on a fresh install of both Ent LTSB N X64 and Win 10 Pro X64 and it worked like a charm as always so not sure why the errors as I have it working the same way on 4 desktops now and it is certainely the desktop application and no need for the rest of the portable folder which I delete
     
  11. ZarkBit

    ZarkBit MDL Junior Member

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    #11 ZarkBit, Oct 26, 2015
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    V7 works perfectly fine, but newer versions wont work with that method, they require SkypeResources.dll and the older ones v6 and before they simply wont connect.
     
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  12. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Those types of errors are quite expected to happen. Afaik many programs, their main executable, make use of dlls from their own property or Microsoft's ones.
     
  13. exYU

    exYU MDL Novice

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    #13 exYU, Oct 26, 2015
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    I still use 6.14
    Code:
    h**p://web.archive.org/web/20140413131237/h**p://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.14.0.104.msi
    ... and disable auto update after installation.
     
  14. Mayjoko

    Mayjoko MDL Novice

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