Download and Install Skype for Windows desktop

created by smoren, 02. 04. 2013

This tutorial shows simple steps how to download and install Skype for Windows. Althrough this tutorial is made for Windows 7, you may also use these steps for Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Inputs / Conditions / Prerequisites
Steps
1

Open your favourite browser and navigate to http://www.skype.com/. Click on downloads in upper menu (in red bar).

Skype homepage 

2

Make sure that Computer is selected. Now click on green button Get Skype for Windows desktop. Alternatively click on following link http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-windows/downloading/ to directly download Skype for Windows desktop.

Skype for Windows desktop homepage

3

Small popup appears on bottom of current window asking whether we want to run or save SkypeSetupFull.exe file. Just click on Run button.

Download Skype

4

Wait until installation package for Skype is downloaded. This should take only few seconds (but this depends on your internet connection speed).

Downloading Skype

5

 Select your language, read the Skype End User License Agreement(http://www.skype.com/go/tou) and the Skype Privacy Statement(http://www.skype.com/en/legal/privacy/), and then click I agree – next.

Installing Skype 

6

Choose if you want to install Skype Click to Call. You may use it to make instant calls to phone numbers found on web pages.

Install Skype Click to Call

7

On page "Make BingTM your search engine" choose if you want to install the Bing Bar and/or make MSN your homepage. If you already have configured your preffered search engine (for example www.google.com) and/or homepage, uncheck relevant checkbox.

If you are unsure, uncheck both checkboxes to minimize changes Skype setup makes on your computer.

When finished, click on Continue button.

Make Bing your search engine

8

Wait until installation of Skype finishes. This may take a few minutes.

Installing Skype 

9

When installation is complete, a login window appear. Enter your skype name and password to login. You may also create new account by clicking on Create an account, if you do not have one yet. Alternatively, you may sign in using your Microsoft account or Facebook.

Skype login page 

Outputs
Next steps
Secondary next steps
Comments
Displaying last 10 posts out of 33.

henna seetohul | 2014-03-16 12:53:04
cool
mannan | 2013-10-15 15:40:51
hi
osawaru | 2013-06-20 21:53:39
Cool
restosawaru | 2013-06-20 21:50:23
Nice
SIMPHIWE NGUBO | 2013-06-12 15:00:47
LIKE IT
anil | 2013-05-26 03:32:16
i want to skype download video chatting
Salinda Amarasiri | 2013-05-21 12:23:21
Thanks!
prem bk | 2013-05-18 10:36:07
hi
madan garg | 2013-05-12 10:12:04
i like skype i want my account in skype it usefull fo chat friendship to me
noli serapon | 2013-05-10 10:05:51
i can try this
Feedback
Use the form below to send your comments or questions about this tutorial. You may also send answers to another user's question.
Please note, that posts not relevant to this tutorial may be deleted.
Name
Comment *
Captcha captcha Not readable? Change text.
Captcha Text
Submit Clear
Authors Needed

We are looking for authors of tutorials in any field. If you are interrested, please register.

Should you have any questions, consult our help page or write us an email to info(at)getsteps.com.