[Solved] Skype: forcing user to upgrade to their latest crappy version .. solutions ?

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  1. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    I was using classic-style skype in Win7 & macOS, these were older versions with no ads on them, windows one was amazing as it was portable version.

    today morning i was logged out on both with notice
    We’ve signed you out because you’re using an outdated version of Skype.


    And forcing me to upgrade to their crappy UI adware version.
    I use skype mostly for business and cant really tell everyone to switch, hence seeking suggestion.

    Is there any working version which is ad-free.. what are my option here ?


    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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  3. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

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    I uninstalled the normal version, then installed "msi" one
    all settings remains as before

    thank you very much
     
  4. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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  5. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

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    hello,

    how do yo get version skype MSI v7.35.32.101 ?
    look like ...skype.com/go/getskype-msi is version v7.35.00.101
     
  6. c6p0

    c6p0 MDL Novice

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    thanks, but this link give me v7.35.00.101 as today
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I think is not available anymore.
     
  8. Nimbus2000

    Nimbus2000 MDL Member

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    Removing useful features is nothing new. After Micro$hat acquired Skype they decided to focus on the mobile market and removed features for desktop users. I cancelled my paid Skype account when I was notified that 3rd party hardware I relied on would stop working. :mad:
     
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    gorski MDL Guru

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  10. netant

    netant MDL Novice

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    ha ha :)

    but skype is still used in business environment. Im insisting whatsapp for 1:1 calls :)
     
  11. Kim100

    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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    I didnt see that but no surprise.