Stupidly agreed to install latest Skype update (to version 7.6) and it has totally killed my Windows XP Service Pack 3 computer. The computer is experiencing the following issues:
Some other people (not me) reported experiencing the following issues:
Thanks to your advice the problems of my windows XP were finally resolved.
Trying to install the downloaded Skype 7.5 I faced a problem saying "fail to load library dxva2.dll "
I managed to fix it so easy by downloadin DLL-files fixed from:
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?dxva2 I am really thankful to you!
'Till today I had been using Skype 7.38 and it worked fine for years, but today it would not work correctly. So I followed the advice below and downloaded Skype 7.5 from the link: 1. Link to download Skype 7.5 - the last working version!: *https://web.archive.org/web/20141213144457/http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup188.8.131.52.ms* It works like a charm - THANK YOU!!!
Well the obvious solution was to update back to Skype 7.5 and then DISABLE the Skype Update Service.
if the link above is not working for some reason, try this link:
Note that we had to use the only working link to download Skype 7.5 from Archive.org. This is because Skype Team did not want to make it easy for us - they have recently (Jul 2015) disabled all downloads of all previous older versions of Skype. So we had to dig through Archive.org. Here is an answer on how to find working download links of older versions of software using archive.org.
You need to uninstall Skype 7.6 first before trying to install that MSI file. If you do not remember your Skype password - in my case I was able to uninstall and reinstall older Skype and I did NOT need to re-enter my password - the newly installed Skype was automatically logged in. However, it never hurts to know your Skype password just in case :). So here is how to uninstall Skype 7.6 and downgrade to Skype 7.5:
Even that was not easy. Disabling it inside Skype Options was not enough, when I restarted the Skype asked me if I want to install updates (NO, thank you but NO) . So I had to dig deeper and disable
Skype Updater service as well. Here is step-by-step:
http://:it screws Skype so bad that it crashes permanently and cannot even restart until you manually wipe out that message or all locally cached data. In case you would experience that bug, here is how to load Skype after HTTP Message Crash vulnerability by wiping out local Skype data, see also comments section here
You could use higher than 7.5 version, just few simple steps: http://windowspro.eu/skype-fix-not-enough-storage-is-available-to-process-this-command/
Thanks Mr Doe for sharing this link. I want to send you some "thank you" Bitcoins - if you could only put a Bitcoin address in your User Profile. Thanks!
I think you should make a donation for windowspro.eu too (http://windowspro.eu/donate-to-windowspro-eu/), they were the first one to fix the problem, while no other fix helped.
The problem is that Skype was uodated and will not let us use this solution. Telling me that Skype signed me out because I use an out dated version. IMO MS should be fined into the millions by creating problems like this. But nobody able to take them to court here in the USA, perhaps the EU could do it.
Thank you so much for the link to the older version. I had the same case as yours. It's a definite mistake to upgrade to the newer version of Skype. I already gave them my feedback, and hope they stop misleading users into traps like this.