You might be content of using an older version of Skype in your Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating systems for several reasons. The fact of the matter is that Microsoft won’t provide any support for older versions of this application but don’t worry because by reading the lines below you will soon find out how to use an older version of Skype even in Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Windows will not allow you to install normally an older version of Skype like 6.13 ; mainly it will prevent you from signing in as you normally do. But users might not like the new versions in Skype because for one thing they will not allow you to block the advertisements in the application and also the newer versions of Skype take up a huge part of your Windows 8 and Windows 10 memory thus slowing it down.
How to make older versions of Skype work in Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems:
- You will need to make a backup copy of the executable file you have for the older version of Skype. Note: you can copy the backup on your USB stick or portable hard drive.
- Go to the Windows store and install the latest version of Skype you have for Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating systems.
- Log into Skype as you normally do but be sure to check the box next to the “Automatic sign in” feature.
- Now close the Skype app.
- Go to your “C:/” partition in Windows and double click (left click) on the “Program Files” folder you have there.
- Now in the “Program Files” folder you should have the “Skype” app folder.
- In the “Skype” folder you will need to replace the executable file with the one you had from the older version of Skype you want to use.
- Double click (left click) on the executable file after you replaced it .
- After you run the executable you will be able to run the older version of Skype because you already saved your user account data with the new version.