Microsoft ending support for classic Skype (version 7) N̶o̶v̶e̶m̶b̶e̶r̶ ̶1 January 8


#43

Some people


#44

i not much


#45

Seems they’ve finally taken action on this today, see new edit in the first post.


#46

that’s very sad, oh well R.I.P skype 7


#47

THATS WHY I DISABLE THE SKYPE UPDATER SERVICE IN SERVICES.MSC! (also im not screaming)


#48

wait will the message history be gone too or will it just be converted to the new skype?

BTW: skype is long gone from what it used to be (light weigh), so how worse can it become now, it lags even when version 7


#49

you’re absolutely right


#50

i found a way to sign in still but you need a skype address


#51

skype 7 never lagged to em, but skype 8 is extremely heavy


#52

Well there goes the last decent Skype clients.


#53

Nah,still working for me


#54

probaly because you are on windows XP and windows XP dont support skype 8


#55

@TReKiE

Like you posted in your article the 7.36 version still works,
but for how long who knows?
I also tested version 7.39 which doesn’t work either.
So the update push code isn’t only in the 7.4x versions only.


#56

No, it really isn’t. Now I am concerned as it is trying to activate from somewhere specific. I installed a much older version and it is pushing this.


#57

Hey Scott, may we know what version(s) you’re trying and which of the upgrade messages you’re being pushed?


#58

I don’t know which particular versions @Scott has tried allready.

But i tried:

  • 7.41.
  • 7.40.0.103
  • 7.39.

Non of these work.
Unfortunately i dont have any other versions then those i think.
Maybe 7.37, 7.38 versions might be worth trying, if you still have those arround.

One interesting thing if you downgrade to 7.36, its getting installed along side skype 8.
Skype 8 doesn’t get uninstalled.

I’m not sure up untill which version of skype still has windows xp or vista support.
But maybe that might have something to do with that?


#59

The last version of skype for xp/vista is 7.36(7.38 nags you to upgrade)


#60

how make work skype classic 7 in xp ?


#61

i use skype 6 on my windows 7 computer


#62

i do have contacts i just edited them out