Fix: Skype App Stops Working or Doesn’t Sign in Windows 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

If you are already enjoying the first technical preview of Windows 10, you probably have encountered some annoying problems along the way. One of them is related to the malfunction of the modern version of Skype. Here’s the workaround.
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Windows 10 is available to early subscribers to the Windows Insider Program, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t issues. As a matter of fact, there are much more than with the current version of Windows 8.1. So, you need to know this before making the jump out of curiosity.

One of the recently reported problems is related to the functionality of the touch version of Skype in the technical preview of Windows 10. However, there’s a chance that this issue will be present in the official release, as well. Here’s what one of the affected users has been saying:

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After installing the latest Windows Technical Preview update (9860) I am no longer able to sign in to the Windows Store version of Skype. The error message reads, “Oops, there was a problem.”

Other early Windows 10 users say that their Skype accoutns won’t load either and that’s ‘it’s just spinning’. Also, the good old tradition of unintalling the application and reinstalling it didn’t fix problems. A Microsoft representative said that this is an issue with the Webcam Privacy settings and suggested that affected users need to give Skype permission to use your webcam through “PC settings”. Here’s how to do it:

  • Close the Skype App
  • Launch “PC settings
  • Select “Privacy
  • Select “Webcam
  • Locate Skype in the app list and move the slider to the “On” position

Leave your comment below and let us know if this has solved your problem. If not, we’ll keep on looking for a solution until we find one. Also, if interested, have a look at our previous article on how to keep using old Skype versions in Window 10.

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