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Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
    The newest version does the same thing. There is a workaround. I have tried all the tricks (launching from desktop, reg edit, etc.) The only thing that works is to re-install every launch, so I launch the installer (takes 2 mins) and it works every time.
    I have to do the same thing with my Logitech mouse software.

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  2. #12


    There is a newer version (5.6.105) but it does the same thing.
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    I imagine it is rather hard to develop for an Alpha OS with so many changes yet to be made.
    Isn't it a bit tedious to reinstall it every time you run it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Isn't it a bit tedious to reinstall it every time you run it?
    Yeah, but what are you gonna do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Isn't it a bit tedious to reinstall it every time you run it?
    Yeah, but what are you gonna do?
    Eh, fair enough. Haha. Can you not keep it running with hybrid boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Eh, fair enough. Haha. Can you not keep it running with hybrid boot?
    Hybrid boot? Not sure what that is ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Eh, fair enough. Haha. Can you not keep it running with hybrid boot?
    Hybrid boot? Not sure what that is ...
    Well, instead of shutting down, we now have hybrid boot, which is sort of like hibernating. Can't you just keep the process in the tray between boots?
    Here's the link: Hybrid Boot
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  8. #18


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    Ah, thanks, Avalon, but I have to switch back and forth between Win7 and Win8 8102 for work.

    Even if I just log off of Win8 8102, I still have to re-install the Logitech Software in order to use my mouse button customizations.

    EDIT: I just tried the hybrid boot and the settings remained. Still, with all of the customizing I do (requiring logging off and then back on) and the necessity to boot into Win7 regularly, it's not a real solution for me in this instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
    EDIT: I just tried the hybrid boot and the settings remained. Still, with all of the customizing I do (requiring logging off and then back on) and the necessity to boot into Win7 regularly, it's not a real solution for me in this instance.
    Well fair enough then, and to each their own.
    In time this error will be fixed, so I guess there's not much else you can do until then.
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    Windows 8 crashing should be fixed now.

    5.6 released

    information   Information
    Full release notes for 5.6.0.110 and 5.5.0.124 are:

    Changes:


    • Removed Google product bundling
    • Added attribution of used third party software

    Fixed issues:

    Category Description
    Click-to-Call There was a memory leak in Firefox plugin
    General Sometimes Skype crashed at startup on Windows 8

    Skype
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