Download Skype for Desktop in Windows 8, Windows 10

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If you have been letdown or you are annoyed by the functionality of the touch version of Skype for Windows 10, Windows 8 or you just want to use it on a non-touch device, then feel free to download the desktop version of Skype for Windows 10, Windows 8

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Skype has become one of the most used  IM clients of all and its name is synonymous to video calls. Many Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users out there that used to use Skype to keep in touch with their friends want to know how to download and install Skype as a desktop app.

While Microsoft was kind enough to provide us with a Skype app for Windows 10, Windows 8 that replaced Windows Live Manager, many users don’t seem to like it (yours truly included) and prefer the desktop alternative, as it has a very simple user interface and we are all accustomed with it. So, for those who want to download Skype for Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, here’s how you do it.

Download and install Skype for Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

If you are using a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10 computer, you noticed that on the Skype website the download button will forward you to the Windows Store to download the app. However, if you look closely, there is a link to the desktop version also. If you follow that link, you will see the Skype desktop installer page.

Once you’ve downloaded the “SkypeSetup.exe” file to your drive, you can proceed to the classic install of Skype. After the wizard finishes, you will have the desktop version of Skype installed on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10 computer.

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And this is how to get the Skype desktop app on any Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows 10 computer. The confusion surrounding this must have started with the forward from the Skype website to the Windows Store. If so, check the link located below the Windows 8, Windows 10 download button on the website, and it will let you download the desktop app.

I personally find that Skype for desktop is easier to use than the specially designed app for Windows 8, Windows 10 touch screen devices. Therefore, if you don’t have a touch screen machine, it’s better to use Skype for desktop in Windows 10, Windows 8.

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