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    Missing Skype

    I recently had to totally reload windows 8 after a complete system crash....My problem is that "Skype" that we use to talk to our daughter is no longer in the app store neither will it appear after a search it also seems almost elusive to download any clues.

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    Posts : 21,864
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Phil,

    Here's the internet link for Skype below. Click on the "View in Windows Store" button to see if it may open the Store with Skype selected for you.

    Skype app for Windows in the Windows Store

    There's also a desktop version available at the link below.

    Download Skype on your computer - Mac, Windows, Linux - Skype

    Hope this helps,
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

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    Windows Store - Search for Apps

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    Brink beat me to it by seconds.
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