I use Skype on my home PC but would like to use it on my work laptop when travelling. However, I am forbidden from installing any software onto the work laptop - is there any way to get round this and to use my USB phone with Skype on my work laptop without installing? Many thanks guys
if you have a usb flash drive you can create a `program files` folder on that and install it there, but skype info would still be added to your laptop registry file. when you `return` the laptop, delete the skype entries from the registry or plug your flash drive in and use the uninstall icon (preferably both)
However, I have since unearthed that Skype’s tactical partnerships with OEMs, as show cased in Las Vegas, CES 2006 (January), has generated new products which do not require Skype software to be installed on PCs for their operations.
1. Creative revealed its Skype Internet PhonePLUS which is one of the increasing number of standalone phones that negate the need for a computer to take advantage of Skype’s cheap telephony. It connects via an Ethernet cable straight into your broadband router and has a full colour 2.5” display.
2. IPEVO has come up with a couple of Skype goodies; first is the FLY.1, a cordless USB handset that means you don’t need to be wired into your PC to call. There is also the larger Xing USB speaker phone that is aimed at board meetings and conference calls.
3. Netgear has also produced a rather smart Skype phone that has been obviously influenced by mobile phone design and is pictured above. This device doesn’t need wires or a computer; instead it uses Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. In theory it could someday take over from your mobile as wireless internet coverage grows.
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