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Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8

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    Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8


    Today we have released an update to Skype 5.5 for Windows.

    With this update we have introduced support for Microsoft Windows 8.


    Full release notes for 5.5.0.117 are:

    New features:

    Introduced Microsoft Windows 8 support
    Skype 5.5 for Windows

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    Thanks for the heads up! Finally got it to actually install.
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    Interesting, support for a preview build !
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    what ever i try to dowload it still is 5.3 !
    eventhough the site says 5.5
    what do i do wrong ?
    5.3 crashes on my Acer Iconia w8
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    Download it from here then.

    Download Skype 5.5.0.117 - FileHippo.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    Today we have released an update to Skype 5.5 for Windows.

    With this update we have introduced support for Microsoft Windows 8.


    Full release notes for 5.5.0.117 are:

    New features:

    Introduced Microsoft Windows 8 support
    Skype 5.5 for Windows
    Thanks, I didn't expect Skype to work for months or until the Metro Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Interesting, support for a preview build !
    The Process Hacker guys added Win8 support and a few features too: Process Hacker Forums - Process Hacker 2.22

    What I think is interesting is when you add the 'OS Context' column and it's the only non-Microsoft app showing as running in the Windows 8 context :crazy:
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    @airbot, thanks i got it running now !
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    Skype seem to not work on mine at all. It installed fine, but when I try to get on the program it just breaks. It stops responding right away and crashes. I am going to try to install the newest version and see if it works.
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    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.
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    Yeah, even though they proclaimed to add Windows 8 support, it still has issues with it.
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