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Windows 7: Skype Will Not Install


26 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Beta. Build 7000
 
 
Skype Will Not Install

Hello All,

I had Skype 3.8 installed on my Windows 7 - 32 bit machine. I would get the same advisory warning when I started the application each time and would go ahead and click run. When I did that, Skype functioned properly. However, the callto function that allows me to click on callto numbers in firefox and was not working.

So, I uninstalled Skype 3.8 and downloaded the installer for 4.0 beta. When I run the installer (both in compatibility mode and out), it downloads everything and then just sits with at the Sype Beta - Install window.

At the bottom is a progress bar that states "Installing Skype: may take a few minutes". Well, it just sits there forever.

I have tried both Skype 3.8 and Skype 4.0 Beta. I have tried deleting all the files with Skype in the name as well as uninstalling via Control Panel.

Can anyone advise?


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26 Jan 2009   #2

windows 7
 
 
skype 4.0 beta

i have got it to run on my system by right clicking on the run as administrator to install all went well and no complaints.
RedKnight
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27 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Beta. Build 7000
 
 

I have definitely tried that...
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27 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Skype Beta 4.0.61.181 is working fine on x64 and x86, I had problems with all the others closing as soon as it opened, strange that you cant even install it though, all of the versions I tried installed just some didn't stay open.

Have you used any activators, patches to remove the watermark or send feedback?
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27 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Beta. Build 7000
 
 

I haven't really tried anything unusual. Interestingly enough I am trying it on two separate computers with Seven and having the same problem.
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27 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Beta. Build 7000
 
 

The other thing is that it has previously worked on both machines. I was using 3.8.x and unistalled yesterday to try to install 4.0. I'm wondering if perhaps something has happened recently that has caused the problem. Has anyone installed today?
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27 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I installed it yesterday after another fresh Windows install, played with the registry and buggered things up a little lol.
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