Problem updating Skype

  compumac 09:38 13 Mar 2012

I am currently using Skype version I look for updates and it tells me there is an update available and then goes through the process of downloading – reaches 100% and remains there. No update is installed. I have three PC’s all running Win 7 and all have the same problem when trying to update Skype.

I should add that on the one PC I uninstalled Skype completely and ran CCleaner and then re-installed - with the same result

Any ideas out there?

  Woolwell 10:11 13 Mar 2012

Just had exactly the same thing with W7 and the Skype update. I went to the Skype site, discovered that version 5.8 is out, downloaded it, ran the application which over wrote that I already had, had to close browser whilst doing it, and all now fine with version 5.8 running.

  Nontek 10:11 13 Mar 2012

My current version of Skype is,so if you put that into Google it will probably take you to the download which you could try again.

  Nontek 10:12 13 Mar 2012

PS - I am also running Win7.

  Woolwell 10:14 13 Mar 2012

Mine is

  Nontek 10:19 13 Mar 2012

I have just updated my Skype, via Help>Check for updates - my version is now same as Woolwell's,

Update went without a hitch.

  compumac 10:37 13 Mar 2012


Thanks for that went to Skype - downloaded and overwrote Skype. Now V5.8.0.158. Wonder why the claimed update/downloads on three PC's did not work before?

Anyway all OK now - Thanks

  Nontek 10:59 13 Mar 2012

Good, glad it is sorted!

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