How to install good old Skype instead of app

How to install good old Skype instead of app? The Microsoft did it again, making things complicated for their consumers.

In 2018 Skype team decided to force their users to use their latest app. They removed all links for previous desktop versions and tells everyone to use Skype in Windows Store. But what if you liked the previous version more? Here we provide few simple steps how to get your good old Skype running again.

 

Skype (Classic) 7.40.0.151 –  Download

Note: You should install it with compatibility settings set to “Previous version of Windows”.

Skype (Desktop) 8.17.0.2 –  Download

Note: You should install it with compatibility settings set to “Windows 7” otherwise you will get “Please install Skype from the Microsoft Store for the best experience” error.

 

If you get the msvcp140.dll error

This means your computer is missing the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. Here are the direct links:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 32-bit –  Download

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 64-bit –  Download

Note: If you are using 64-bit operating system, you going to need to install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

 

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