Where To Download Skype

Dear Computer Lady,

Microsoft removed my original Skype and you now need to get it through Microsoft apps which doesn’t work.

I finally found out how to remove it and downloaded the earlier version but it won’t load. Removed that and tried many sites to download from and they all keep telling me go to Microsoft apps…

Microsoft seems to think they own our computers.

Is there any way I can get Skype without Microsoft?

Thanks for all your help, Elaine

Dear Elaine,

Actually, I believe that Microsoft owns Skype now. They purchased it in October of 2011.

As for a solution to your problem, have you tried downloading Skype using the Ninite.com installer?

Just go to ninite.com click the check box next to Skype and click the blue button that says, “Get Your Ninite”. Once the file has downloaded, you can run it to install Skype.

I just tried it, and it works on my Windows 10 computer.



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