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    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 4th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
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    is skype dead without MS?
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:26 PM
    is skype dead without MS? 4th Mar 18 at 10:26 PM
    From this afternoon I am receiving the prompt to sign in with Microsoft or open an account - there is no option to use the old skype account. Does any tech know a trick how to get it back? I'm using windows 7 an intend to until it dies.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
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    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 4th Mar 18, 10:32 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:32 PM
    I'm on Windows 7 and just checked; seems OK, and I hope it is as I've a skype lesson tomorrow morning.

    Have you done a software update recently? I did see a similar prompt page recently after tidying up Firefox, but got back in normally.
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 4th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
    I'm on Windows 7 and just checked; seems OK, and I hope it is as I've a skype lesson tomorrow morning.

    Have you done a software update recently? I did see a similar prompt page recently after tidying up Firefox, but got back in normally.
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    If there was an update it did it without a prompt. The platform had changed considerably a few weeks ago but I never needed to sign in.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • vtech19
    • By vtech19 4th Mar 18, 10:56 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:56 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:56 PM
    i think skype died when MS took it over, I miss the trusty old MSN Messanger
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 4th Mar 18, 10:59 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:59 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 10:59 PM
    I'm on Windows 7 and just checked; seems OK, and I hope it is as I've a skype lesson tomorrow morning.

    Have you done a software update recently? I did see a similar prompt page recently after tidying up Firefox, but got back in normally.
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    I got in - I made the mistake trying it with my original email address. That definitely no longer works. Using my skype name worked (I had to check on my phone....)
    Hope all works smoothly for you tomorrow, thanks for taking the time to reply.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 4th Mar 18, 11:01 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 11:01 PM
    i think skype died when MS took it over, I miss the trusty old MSN Messanger
    Originally posted by vtech19
    I'd love to use whatsapp instead but my laptop is too old for the app FB messenger works as well but mum doesn't have it.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 5th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:08 AM
    I still use Skype phone app to make paid calls to landlines when abroad or to call special non geographic numbers abroad that cannot be reached any other way. But the app GUI post MS is grotesque Ill admit.

    Now WhatsApp: Love the usability of the app and use it to discuss confidential paperwork with son abroad. Itd be great if WhatsApp offered high quality calls to landlines - that would be bye-bye Skype.
    Last edited by buglawton; 05-03-2018 at 8:10 AM.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 5th Mar 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:09 AM
    I'd love to use whatsapp instead but my laptop is too old for the app FB messenger works as well but mum doesn't have it.
    Originally posted by Happygreen
    Does WhatsApp for laptops/Windows actually exist?
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 5th Mar 18, 8:14 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:14 AM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 8:14 AM
    i just use whats app web
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    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 5th Mar 18, 10:41 AM
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    Whatsapp is available via the Opera Browser.
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    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 5th Mar 18, 11:31 AM
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    and Chrome browser, chromebook
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 5th Mar 18, 12:17 PM
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    i just use whats app web
    Originally posted by dipsomaniac
    my daughter's using it on Chrome but she has Windows 10. Will have a look if it can be done via opera on win 7 but not holding my breath
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
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