Where to download old version of Skype?

  1. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro

    Where to download old version of Skype?

    I always used skype 4.2 version and loved it. Then my skype updated to skype 7 and its horrible. The whole layout is horrible etc. Does anyone know where i can download old skype version, skype 4.2? I dont find it anymore in oldapps etc.
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  2. Posts : 1,670
    win 10

    hi can get it from here. but i never downloaded anything from them. watch to make sure there nothing tagging along with it. Download Skype for Windows - OldVersion.com
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  3. Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Doesn't work the site anymore... i tried it. I read there is no more old skype versions at all now? So its only this version?
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  4. Posts : 1,670
    win 10

    could be but i am no expert on it.
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  5. Posts : 2,405
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    I've come across the very same question in StackExchange:
    As of April 2015, what is the oldest working version of skype, and where can it be downloaded? - Software Recommendations Stack Exchange

    In short, MS has discontinued most older Skypes, not only by making them not available, but also by making the server reject them. Some time ago I was also forced to "upgrade" from 6.6 to the then latest 6.16 (which I'm using right now). I suppose older versions could not work anymore, but some of the usable ones still do for sure.

    The post includes a link to a working alternative 6.21 download link (the latest one before they destroyed the whole UI with the "everything is a tablet" design). While it has been already infected with some of the Win8 guidelines (mostly unrecognizable icons, squared everything, small things like that) it's mostly usable like all other previous non-MS versions.

    Note that in the long run MS could likely force everyone to downgrade to 7X versions, thus bitting the bullet of the unusable UI. At that time we must either accept the hit to keep Skype or start looking for alternatives.
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  6. Posts : 172
    Windows 7 x64 SP1

    I am using Ver 6.18 and the UI looks the same as the old one to me the only major difference is the injected advertising but that can be disabled if you add the URL to the IE blacklist and then go into Services and disable the Skype Updater service and your good to go ;-)
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