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[SOLVED] Skype program for Windows

Q: [SOLVED] Skype program for Windows

How and where do I setup in Skype settings so that when a person calls me, it would automatic answer without needing to click answer?


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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 don't use Skype. I uninstalled it. Windows Update keeps sending updates and marking them as 'important.' If I run the update I find I need to uninstall the program again.

I'd like reassurance that I can safely ignore these updates.

It makes sense to me, but software has gotten complex enough that I want to be sure that this update only updates Skype for Windows and that failure to implement it does not leave a gaping hole in Windows 7.



A:Skype For Windows - Program Not Installed - Important Update?

If you change windows update settings as shown below then in theory you will not be offered skype. If you prevoiusly had skype installed and are still offered updates then I guess that skype wasn't fully removed.
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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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A:Skype program updating

Hi Timeless,
Could this have something to do with your firewall? Have you done any changes lately?
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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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Please help! Thank you if you do help me.
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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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A:Would it be possible to create a program that combined Skype and Gtalk into one app?

Plenty of the universal chat clients include Google Talk but I have yet to see one that includes Skype. Doesn't look like Pidgin or Trillian can do it and those are two of the major Universal IM clients. Was reading about Kopete. It might be able to do it with an extra plugin but I am not sure from reading the documentation.
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Thanks for taking the time to read my post. My best to everyone.
Looking forward to a reply that may work.
Sincerely, Myron P

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: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.
This is really not clear anymore.
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A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

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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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:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Freezing When Opening Windows Explorer From Another Program

Hello JayMan11 & welcome to TSF

I don't think it's a problem with windows. What browser are you using? Do you use any Download Managers?
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A:Solved: Skype on old HP PC

Does the microphone definately work? i.e. you have had it working on another PC.

Are all your drivers installed correctly? Have a look in Control Panel > Device Manager, are there any yellow exclamation marks against items there?
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A:Solved: skype

Have you tried updating to the latest version? If that fails you could try uninstalling, then reinstalling the software.
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A:Solved: Skype

Does it work fine when you turn Norton off?

Your program settings in Norton may not be allowing it to connect through the network...
Go into norton and make sure Skype is ALWAYS ALLOWED or somthing to that effect, Norton changes it up all the time...
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A:Solved: using skype


According to Skype:
How much bandwidth does Skype use while I'm in a call?

Skype automatically selects the best codec depending on the connection between yourself and the person you are calling. On average, Skype uses between 3-16 kilobytes/sec depending on bandwidth available for other party, network conditions in between, callers CPU performance, etc.

How much bandwidth does Skype use when there are no active calls?

On average Skype uses 0-0.5 kilobytes/sec while idle. This is used mainly for contact presence updates. The exact bandwidth depends on many factors.
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A:Solved: Skype


Have you tried to reinstall Firefox or skype?
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A:Solved: Skype

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A:Solved: Skype ???s

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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:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

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A:Solved: Skype not working

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A:[SOLVED] Skype won't load

Hello sfglds,

Your problem could be because you are in VM... I run Skype on Windows 8 without any issues...

Make sure you download and install the latest version of Skype.
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A:Solved: Skype Error

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A:Solved: skype -[KERNEL32.d11]

Are you using Windows XP?
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Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Skype.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4dd67601
Fault Module Name: Skype.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dd67601
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 006ebe12
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: fd00
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A:Solved: problem with skype...

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A:Solved: Skype problem

Skype mic uses the recording side of windows audio.
For XP,go to start/control panel,sound and audio devices.
Make sure the proper device is selected for recording
then click the volume button.
Click the select box for microphone and set the volume.
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A:Solved: Skype Not Working

Exactly. Check your router's manual for how to port forward to your machines.. Skype's port needs are listed here:

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When did you have Windows 7 installed? A new version of Skype was released April 20. Make sure you have the most recent version.
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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Skype.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 4dd67601
Fault Module Name: Skype.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4dd67601
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 006ebe12
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 38b0
Additional Information 2: 9a0fb317fa4e51a0d01cd1375e96e5fb
Additional Information 3: a677
Additional Information 4: 67b9089ff4b3bdddca530ffa3788721e

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A:[SOLVED] Skype AppCrash

Check in with the Reliability Monitor - see what installed during the last 48 hours -
START | type perfmon /rel

Run system restore - choose a restore point > 48 hours old -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .


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A:[SOLVED] Skype Keeps Crashing on Launch

Hi -

See if you can find detailed crash info. Try these areas -

START | type view | "View all Problem Reports" | 2x-click on line item for additional crash info

2. Reliability Monitor -
START | type perfmon /rel

3. Event Viewer -
START | type eventvwr.msc | Custom Views | Administrative Events

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It seems that you have the callto:// option enabled. Please go to:

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A:Skype Audio Problem ... SOLVED

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Is Skype the only problem here for a BSOD?

Please try to uninstall Skype by using this program here:

Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily, Forced Uninstall, Leftovers Uninstaller

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Here is how I fixed it:

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A:Solved: Skype Microphone problem.

The camera itself cannot be connected in the pink coloured microphone input jack on the sound card/Integrated sound
That is for the mic only
I know you say you have tried call sound and audio connections but have you checked the computer settings as against the SKYPE settings
Connect the webcam’s microphone jack to the microphone socket of the computer (usually pink).

Open your Control Panel from the Start Menu and select the Hardware and Sound panel.

Click Manage Audio Devices and then the Recording tab along the top of the settings window which appears.

Make sure that the correct port is selected as the default device under Recording, and then click OK to save your changes.

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requesting urgent help for this one guys :)
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A:[SOLVED] windows 7 stops all other activities when I run a program sometimes.

Please explai in more detail exactly
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A:Solved: Every program is set to Windows Media Player...

Try a Windows System Restore which is explained here>

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