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Windows 7: Skype download problem

22 Dec 2009   #1
wwarren777

Windows 7
 
 
Skype download problem

Just bought HP Windows 7x64 and cannot download Skype 4.1. Error message says "SkypeSetup.exe is not a valid Win32 application." Has anyone run into this problem and gotten it fixed so you can download Skype? If so, how did you do it? Thanks so much for your quickfix!!


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22 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi wwarren777, Welcome to SF,

I guess it's a bad download. Try to download from Download Skype 4.1.0.179 - FileHippo.com

Hope that helps
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23 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I had no problem installing Skype on W7 x64, but I never got to use it because the Skype telephone that I purchased didn't work on x64. As it turned out, it is just as well, because I have since learned that calls made via Skype are insecure. When they tapped my PayPal account for the second year's subscription without my approval, I disputed the case for a refund and cancelled my Skype subscription.
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23 Dec 2009   #4
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I had no problem installing Skype on W7 x64, but I never got to use it because the Skype telephone that I purchased didn't work on x64. As it turned out, it is just as well, because I have since learned that calls made via Skype are insecure. When they tapped my PayPal account for the second year's subscription without my approval, I disputed the case for a refund and cancelled my Skype subscription.
Youre right. There was a scandal a few years back, they were eavesdropping on ppl. BAD for them. I still use skype tho, dont have anything to hide. (dont by it tho, just computer-computer)
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24 Dec 2009   #5
wwarren777

Windows 7
 
 
Skype download problem

Thanks to all for their advice.

Captain Sparrow, Followed your advice. Filehippo made me download the 4.2 Beta and it works great!! Thanks again.
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24 Dec 2009   #6
wwarren777

Windows 7
 
 
Skype download problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hi wwarren777, Welcome to SF,

I guess it's a bad download. Try to download from Download Skype 4.1.0.179 - FileHippo.com

Hope that helps
Sparrow, I've already posted a reply but you probably didn't get it. Thanks for your advice. Filehippo made me download the 4.2 Beta and that works great!! Thanks again!!
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