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Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix for Win8 RP

  1. #1

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix for Win8 RP

    When trying to use skype with Win8 RP after entering the password it would just sit there with the spinning circle.
    Cpu usage was ~30%.

    This new version is working.

    Today we have released a hotfix to the Skype 5.9 for Windows.

    The newly released build resolves an issue which made Skype to use excess amount of system resources on the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 8400.

    We would recommend for everyone to upgrade to the latest version.

    Full release notes for the Skype are:
    Category Description
    Generic Skype used excess amount of system resources on Windows 8 Release Preview
    Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 PRO with Media Centre Upgrade x64

    Confirm that Skype solves the high CPU usage
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 44
    Windows 8 release preview

    Its sorted it out for me to and is now using around 2% cpu usage when I checked
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Skype 5.9 for Windows hotfix for Win8 RP

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