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Windows 7: Can't install Skype

20 Aug 2017   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Can't install Skype

I've had to struggle with the UAC during the install of several programs. For a few I've tricked the system into some way of accepting the change. The latest one is Skype, which I need with my webcam for online work. At the very end of the installation, I get an error and have to cancel. (see image) I don't care if the shortcut is in the StartMenu.

I've tried by Taking Ownership of the Start Menu folder
I've tried right-click "Run as Administrator"
I've tried the built-in Hidden Admin (then turned it off. I use it only for this kind of thing.)
I've tried checking all the Permissions in the context menu
I've tried a reg edit that temporarily disables the UAC and then re-enables it

Event Viewer says the same thing as the error message.

I've run out of ideas. I'm not a computer newbie, but Win 7's UAC has driven me up the wall.

Skype has gotten too complicated for me anyway. I'll take any free no-frills program that can just broadcast or record my webcam.

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