How to install Skype 8 Desktop Version

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  1. Ultra Male

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    So Microsoft just released a new version of Skype version 8. At the time of posting this, it is Skype v8.19.0.1

    I happily downloaded thinking Microsoft gave up on forcing users to use their Windows store gimped version of Skype but I was wrong!

    Upon double clicking the installer, although it is 57.9 MB in size, it just opens a link in your browser which prompts you to download the Windows Store version :rolleyes:

    But wait a minute, the file is 57.9 MB so it must contain something right? [​IMG]

    So I right clicked on the file, went to properties, and set it to Windows 7 compatibility mode then tried running the installer and what do ya know! It installed right away!

    Make sure you uninstalled the previous version of Skype that you had though.

    Here is the link for Skype v8.19.0.1

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    >skype in 2018
     
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    yes, I use it every day to chat to friends, video call, call internationally for dirt cheap. what's the issue? :rolleyes:
     
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    discord is better though
     
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    This is not a Skype vs. Discord thread. As the title states, this is a Skype 8 update and how to install it.

    Don't like the thread, don't post useless messages that has 0 contribution towards the topic.
     
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    fair enough



    can't you just download the skype offline installer instead of the default installer from the homepage

    or is the option for offline installer removed?
     
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    The link I posted IS the offline installer as well, it's 57 MB as I mentioned BUT it is the full installer not the lean MSI one we are used to.

    At this time, if you download the MSI Installer, it is still downloading v7.41 hence why I created this guide.
     
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    with the trend of customer deception I'm not very surprised at this

    did you try the uwp skype app pointed out by that installer?
     
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    It's horrid man, looks like a tablet phone app ported to a Windows computer, heck you can't even add new contacts properly. I've had a friend who was using that UWP app and when I was sending him a friend request, he couldn't for the life of him locate the accept button to accept my invitation so I kept adding him and deleting him like an idiot until I finally figured out that he was using the crippled Windows Store version of Skype!
     
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    sound about right in terms of quality and polish
     
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