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Bruinator    1

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of skype for windows which will download to my hard drive? I prefer that it does not come from the microsoft store.   thx

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Bruinator    1

I dont want skype to web. I want the HDD version plz.

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Bruinator    1
12 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

Does this not work?

 

https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

When i click on that, it says downloading at first but then it says launch which seems to be web based to me. I might be wrong but i do not see any shortcut of it on my desktop not in program files unless i am missing something. Any ideas? thx Nick.

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Nick H.    8,198
1 minute ago, Bruinator said:

When i click on that, it says downloading at first but then it says launch which seems to be web based to me. I might be wrong but i do not see any shortcut of it on my desktop not in program files unless i am missing something. Any ideas? thx Nick.

Weird. I just clicked the link and it downloaded Skype-8.15.0.4.exe. Although I'm on Windows 7 at the office at the second, I can try when I get home later tonight. But I'm almost certain my Skype there is the desktop variant rather than from the Store unless they merged the two together and I missed the notification.

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Aokromes    163

I get the same Skype-8.15.0.4.exe on windows 10.

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Bruinator    1

Ok. Thx Nick.

Just now, Aokromes said:

I get the same Skype-8.15.0.4.exe on windows 10.

Where r u downloading it from plz?

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Nick H.    8,198
1 minute ago, Bruinator said:

Where r u downloading it from plz?

The link I provided, I would assume. It's where the desktop version is located.

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Bruinator    1

I tried that as well and it

2 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

The link I provided, I would assume. It's where the desktop version is located.

Does that have a pop up saying this   https://imgur.com/a/ZLMxL

 

Coz mine does.

 

 

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Nick H.    8,198
2 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

I tried that as well and it

Does that have a pop up saying this   https://imgur.com/a/ZLMxL

 

Coz mine does.

 

 

Again, I don't know at the moment as I am not at home. But I will check later on this evening and let you know. (Y)

 

EDIT: Could it be saying that because the Store is open on your taskbar?

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dipsylalapo    1,062

Sounds like it could be Windows 10 related. I don't have that pop up when installing on a Windows 7 machine. 

 

Any particular reason you don't want to install from the Store?

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Bruinator    1
3 minutes ago, Nick H. said:

Again, I don't know at the moment as I am not at home. But I will check later on this evening and let you know. (Y)

 

EDIT: Could it be saying that because the Store is open on your taskbar?

ok Nick thx. No store open in taskbar.

2 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

Sounds like it could be Windows 10 related. I don't have that pop up when installing on a Windows 7 machine. 

 

Any particular reason you don't want to install from the Store?

coz it loads as web based version of skype and i dont want that. I will try d/l on another pc to see if that works.  thx

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Bruinator    1

Same on 3 different computers. Weird.

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Aokromes    163
54 minutes ago, Bruinator said:

I tried that as well and it

Does that have a pop up saying this   https://imgur.com/a/ZLMxL

 

Coz mine does.

 

 

Maybe you are on a company with policies to disable win32 binaries download?

53 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

Sounds like it could be Windows 10 related. I don't have that pop up when installing on a Windows 7 machine. 

 

Any particular reason you don't want to install from the Store?

Nope, not windows 10 related.

https://i.imgur.com/MZrWF3I.png

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Bruinator    1

According to M$, skype is web based only now. Time for an alternative for me or would you guys trust a web based version?

Edited by Bruinator

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Bruinator    1
13 minutes ago, Aokromes said:

Maybe you are on a company with policies to disable win32 binaries download?

Nope, not windows 10 related.

https://i.imgur.com/MZrWF3I.png

home user here.

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Spark99    5

It is blocked from running on Windows 10 to encourage you to move to the UWP version, but you can install it and it runs fine:

 

Right Click the Executable (Skype-8.15.0.4.exe) > Properties > Compatibility Tab

Check the Compatibility Mode box > Run this program in compatibility mode for > Windows 7

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Brandon H    1,606
10 minutes ago, Spark99 said:

It is blocked from running on Windows 10 to encourage you to move to the UWP version, but you can install it and it runs fine:

 

Right Click the Executable (Skype-8.15.0.4.exe) > Properties > Compatibility Tab

Check the Compatibility Mode box > Run this program in compatibility mode for > Windows 7

This is correct. I remember reading an article about this a couple months back

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Bruinator    1
15 minutes ago, Spark99 said:

It is blocked from running on Windows 10 to encourage you to move to the UWP version, but you can install it and it runs fine:

 

Right Click the Executable (Skype-8.15.0.4.exe) > Properties > Compatibility Tab

Check the Compatibility Mode box > Run this program in compatibility mode for > Windows 7

yes.... that worked. Thx for this.

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