Skype updated to support Windows 8

imageI guess being a proposed $8.5 billion acquisition of Microsoft has made Skype a bit more eager to serve their new masters.

The company has released an update for their VOIP client with the changelog featuring only the addition of Windows 8 support, an OS still a year from release.

If you are a Windows 8 Developer Preview user and suffering from Skype issues you can download 5.5.0.117 from Skype here.

Via ZDNet.com

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  • Anonymous

    its almost a week old!

    i downloaded a week ago, and i was suprised it said Windows 8. but it sucks… i mean, it only Works if it starts with windows. for me everytime i close it and try to open it by me, it will close giving me an error.

    but as long as it starts with Windows it Works “fine”

    • Monkey D Black

      I’ll give it a try when I get home. are you sure there’s nothing wrong with your installation? what about trying to redownload and install again?

    • Monkey D Black

      I’ll give it a try when I get home. are you sure there’s nothing wrong with your installation? what about trying to redownload and install again?

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t work for me. Still crashes once I enter my credentials.

    • Bisshmal

      try starting Skype through the metro start screen…. it seems it only works properly when launching it from there

      • Anonymous

        Same thing. Crashes when credentials are entered. Any other suggestions?

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

    Uninstalled, rebooted reinstalled. Bombs out on sign in same as before. Help about says Skype 5.3.0.120 even though the download clearly states 5.5 and is for Windows 8. Anyone have a fix around for this? Here it the download page:  http://blogs.skype.com/garage/windows/

    • Anonymous

      The same issue is here. Skype 5.5 page gives you an install package for Skype 5.3.0.12, which doesn’t work on Windows 8.

  • Zenithfp

    download SKYPE BUSSINES VERSION. I also had the same problems, and found this version on the skype site, and it works, it’s 5.5 :)

  • Al

    This guys are creating apps for an OS that is still a year from release when there’s a windows phone eager to have Skype in it. Dammit!

  • http://windowssupportnow.com/ windows support

    This guys are creating apps for an OS that is still a year from release when there’s a windows phone eager to have Skype in it. Dammit!

  • rocker

    it dose not work, I have downloaded many times(desktop skype).. i download and install ,window opens says username and password i write both it spins for few seconds and says skype stoped working, windows searching for solutions and closes, I paid tons of money on windows 8 ,cant belive even skype dose not work, i hate this soooo frustrating even windows skype app, i hate win 8 ,, its official

  • fahad rasool

    i forgot my hotmail email id … thats y i cant access my skype account please tell me how can i access my skype account in windows 8