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Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

Q: Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

I have 8.1. I installed Skype in my typical folders of "c:\programs" (I never install in "program files" unless program is forced to do so. All associated files should be, as they are coded, in "C:\Users\main\AppData\Roaming\Skype."My question....Will uninstalling the Metro Skype from its (memory hogging, fake) desktop affect, in anyway, my actual Skype (including logs)?Thank you.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months. Always busy.

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A: Uninstall Windows 8 Metro Skype Affect Regular Skype?

Well for starters you shouldn't really install two versions of Skype on the same PC.Uninstall both, then install the version you prefer.Accept the default install location as I can see no good reason for doing otherwise.
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If you change a contact name in desktop mode will it roll over in metro?
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A:How to uninstall Skype in Windows 8.1 [Classic Shell]

I don't use the classic shell but if you hold down Ctrl while you click the start menu does it open the Windows 8.1 start screen?

If yes, type 'Skype' in and see if it comes up.

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Hi, The Skype Integrated Metro only works intermittently. I can see the Caller but they can sometimes see but not hear me. I've checked sounds settings within the App without success.
No such problem when using the Desktop Skype.
Might the combination of Metro App and Desktop version be causing trouble? Should the Desktop version be uninstalled?
I would welcome any assistance please.

Just tried the Logitech Web Cam software and found a log-jamb with the sound slider. Don't know why but I've now got it working again with both App and Desktop versions and back in business again.
Thanks for the reply.

A:Skype Intergrated Metro App on 8.1

I have both versions installed on my 8.1 desktop, Asus Vivo Tab Smart and Surface Pro 2 and they all work well. I use them daily for a 4-way video chat using my Skype Premium account.

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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
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Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
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A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at even older versions:'t have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.
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A:Can not uninstall Skype

Hello Bear,
The first thing you need to make sure is that when you uninstall Skype, does this application has been totally closed?  Then, try to uninstall it with administrator.
If it is still unavailable, you can try to delete the installation files directly with its storage path. That may be helpful.
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A:Cannot delete Skype program folder after uninstall

Try booting into Safe Mode by repeatedly tapping the F8 key when the computer is booting up and choosing Safe Mode with Networking, so you can still do research and reply to this post while in Safe Mode.
Once in Safe Mode, try navigating to the folder in Windows Explorer and deleting it.
Make sure that the Skype process is not running.
Reply if you need help.
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A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.
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A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
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A:Skype Preview vs. Messaging + Skype

Messaging + skype has been discontinued. Everything will be focused on Skype Preview now
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A:cannot run skype on windows 7

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A:Which Skype for Windows 7

Go here and follow instructions. You will be ok. Downloading and setting up Skype
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I moved your post from - [SOLVED] Win 7 - Skype issues

Update your audio drivers.

Make sure all Windows Updates are installed -

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Quote: Originally Posted by nihilistism

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Hi and welcome

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En l?sning ?r tillg?nglig

H?ndelsenamn: APPCRASH
Programnamn: Skype.exe
Programtidsst?mpel: 4acf0be1
Namn p? felmodul: kernel32.dll
Modulens version: 6.0.6000.16820
Tidsst?mpel f?r felmodul: 49952034
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Undantagsf?rskjutning: 000239e5
OS-version: 6.0.6000.
Spr?kvariant-ID: 2077
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Ytterligare information 2: 2a7328d8bb40c81c93b4b5f46adb8e10
Ytterligare information 3: b37c
Ytterligare information 4: 2a7328d8bb40c81c93b4b5f46adb8e10

Extra information om problemet
Bucket-ID: 1571618328

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johnjacobs said:

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A:[SOLVED] Skype program for Windows

I think this option is no longer there, as I did search for this for a long time. It was present in older versions of skype.
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I just upgraded our computer to Windows 8, but it crashes during a Skype session. I installed the W8 desktop version of Skype, not the app version. I need the small window on top of the screen, and this is only possible with the desktop version, not with the Windows 8 app version!!

I already reinstalled Skype, but the problem persists.

I attached the SF file for analysis.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!

A:Windows 8 crashes during Skype call

download the latest version of skype
what is your win8 version?
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When I have a call on skype (Windows 10), all my other sounds are muted like in games. I have tried going to sound>Communications and checking do nothing but this still did not fix the issue anyone have any ideas?

Not really sure where else to post this just wondering if anyone had any ideas here? Usually checking "Do Nothing" in the sound>communcation tab does the trick but its just not working this time.

A:Skype muting other sounds in Windows 10.

have you posted on the ten forums, you will find more windows 10 related help there.
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We are renting a home in AZ for the winter. It has no landline so we use a Skype number and our laptop. We have had no problems with it in the past 2 years but a few months ago we got a new Dell laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. We can make a call on our Skype phone but we cannot answer a call. We hear the phone ringing but there is no button to press to answer. We checked online and many people are complaining about the same thing. We asked the agent who sold us the computer and he cannot help so.....does anyone know a solution? We cannot even receive voice messages, thank goodness we can retrieve them from the ipad.
Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 and Skype Phone

If you are using the Desktop application, which seems to be the same as for previous Windows versions, I cannot help as I don't have a Skype number and, hence, have never received calls.

If you are using the Store App I suggest that you download and install the Desktop Skype and try that (with the other App not running).
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Possible to log in with alternate account in skype for win 8?

Says you have to create new windows account. Now I end up using the desktop app which I dont actually want to use as I have paid for the Metro UI.
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any ideas?
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Users recommended to install the previous Skype version

Skype users have recently discovered a bug in the Windows version of the client that breaks down conversations and changes the order of the displayed messages.

Posts on Microsoft?s support forums for Skype reveal that a number of users running the latest version of the Skype for Windows client are seeing a bug that makes their last messages appear above the ones received from their contacts. Here?s how one of the users whose Skype install got impacted by the bug describes the situation:

Previous Version here:


A:Skype Bug Messes Up Conversations on Windows

ah its not just me then.
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if you think this is a Skype issue, think again. Here are the steps to reproduce this problem:
1. Upgrade your Dell Inspiron laptop to Windows 10,
2. Start using Skype
3. Hear complaints from others that they can't hear you.
4. Use Skype test call and notice you barely hear yourself.
5. Reinstalling Realtek drivers, downgrading Skype etc won't help.

If you think this is Skype issue please provide me an answer, why do only Dell users having this issues?
Here are links from Skype forums where several different people complained about this error:

A:After upgrading to Windows 10, Skype microphone volume is too low

I am having the same issue.Any solutions ?
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Hi I have exactly the same issue as posted here http forums techguy org Skype crash and windows in missing text windows-vista -problems-missing-text-skype html Problems with missing text and Skype Not sure if this is the right forum or not just registered today to seek help However for the past few days I ve noticed some strange stuff going on with my laptop Skype crash and missing text in windows For starters there is missing text in places I know there should be text a few screenshots as examples here as to what i m talking about game client login with missing text this is affecting my internet browser too such as on photobucket Not sure if this is related to another issue I m having here but I m having problems starting Skype I simply get a few error messages that repeat a while These messages are as follows quot Out of system resources quot quot Out of system resources quot quot Out of system resources quot quot Exception EOutOfResources in module Skype exe at A The specified resource name cannot be found in the image file quot In the screenshot you can see the Skype error together with the controls with reduced height in the All CPU Meter gadget and MS Word says there s not enough memory to load fonts Here is a page in the Opera browser with expanded spacing between chars in the words Any suggestions please Lenovo Thinkpad x Intel Core email protected GB RAM Windows Professional bit SP nbsp
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Hi there,

Can someone please help?

After installing Skype, when it tries to open the application, I get a windows error. There is no way that I can use my Skype application.

I have included my HJT logs.

A:Solved: Skype causing windows error.

Looks like I solved the problem.

I uninstalled Skype via Control Panel. After that I did a manual search in the registry for Skype, and removed every reference.

Downloaded the newest version of Skype, and re-installed. Problem Solved !!
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I uninstalled Skype months ago. Can I stop Windows 7 from trying to install Skype updates? I have a long, long list of "fails" in my updates. I suppose that all those attempts to install the update cannot be helping my laptop's performance.

All I find online is how to stop updates from WITHIN Skype. Impossible to do it the program is no longer installed.

Thanks in advance,

A:Uninstalled Skype Windows 7 how to stop updates

You can right click on that update and set it to hide the update.
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Hi I'm running Vista bit SP I am getting this problem less frequently lately where Windows Explorer crashes seemingly randomly Usually it happens if I right click something on the desktop but it has happened while copying and pasting or just browsing folders none in particular crash consistently Sometimes it also crashes if I open Skype Since this started happening I've also noticed that occasionally if I open Photoshop it too will crash after loading The most consistent however are the right clicking and opening Skype The weird thing is this does Windows Crashes Skype, Photoshop Explorer, not happen always - if it happens once and I do it again soon after it is guaranteed to crash If I wait a minute or two and then try it usually succeeds I can't figure it out I have done a memory and harddrive check scanned for viruses spyware adware made sure Windows Explorer, Skype, Photoshop Crashes my BIOS settings weren't any Windows Explorer, Skype, Photoshop Crashes different it really has me stumped It isn't a huge deal but it's annoying When explorer crashes the associated dll is usually ntldll but not always Need a screenshot or error report System specs dxdiag Let me know

A:Windows Explorer, Skype, Photoshop Crashes

Here is an error report I just got from right-clicking my desktop.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e02a1e
Fault Module Name: StackHash_57bf
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e0421d
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 00000000000aef37
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 57bf
Additional Information 2: 6a29f45d69c92f24fa4896028c646f08
Additional Information 3: ae5e
Additional Information 4: cabaf27cabfbc071e82e41e7f8b8ac63