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Skype 6.1 on Windows 2000

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This is indeed interesting.

I've just checked two versions of Skype:

  • Skype 3.5.0.239
  • Skype 3.8.0.188
None of them work ("can't connect"). Is your Skype installation in Windows 98 new, or have you been using it for some time? I have a strange feeling that it may not work again if you reinstall and try to log in from scratch.

 

My installation is only about a month old, so it's not been that long. I could try it out on my Windows 98 laptop and see what happens with Skype. This whole deal is ridiculous because it's just a ploy to get everyone to upgrade. So many times companies that retire older software says that the newer stuff gives you 'a better experience'. I seldom see that as the truth, more times than not it's just a way to get people to buy new stuff.


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I believe from what I've been reading that MS has killed skype completely (Not just of phones)
 
http://www.pcworld.c...eir-phones.html

As far as I understand, it's only about dropping support for Windows Phone 7. I'm also curious whether they will also block Skype on Android 2.2 Froyo. Just a few weeks ago I installed Skype on my old Android 2.2 phone and it worked. It wasn't the newest version but the Google Play Store automatically downloaded Skype v3.2.x which still worked then. Now they state that they only support Android 2.3 and above.

All of this is ridiculous nevertheless, since (as said before) the old versions of the XDA Skype mod still work fine.
 

My installation is only about a month old, so it's not been that long. I could try it out on my Windows 98 laptop and see what happens with Skype. This whole deal is ridiculous because it's just a ploy to get everyone to upgrade. So many times companies that retire older software says that the newer stuff gives you 'a better experience'. I seldom see that as the truth, more times than not it's just a way to get people to buy new stuff.

I especially hate when you're forced to automatically upgrade without a choice. Dropbox is probably the best example. I still use it as I couldn't find any decent alternative, but don't like this "feature" at all. Google Chrome also automatically updates but at least there are simple ways to block it.

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I change to use Skype 5.5.

:(

 

v3.8 can't connect.


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Now I'm being plagued with can't connect errors. This is total BS. Not even 5.5 or even the newer one tomasz86 created 6.3.25??? All it says is can't connect. Now my 3.5 version won't work even though it did last night when my laptop version took a crap. We need to explore ways to make something work out.


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Hi.

 

 

How to connect native Windows 2000 to skype.

http://blog.livedoor...es/1871701.html

 

1. use Trillian and patched skypekit.exe

2. patched 5.5 or 5.9 (need Extendede kernel and XP USB compatible patch)

3. patched 3.7 or 4.2

 

Now I'm being plagued with can't connect errors. This is total BS. Not even 5.5 or even the newer one tomasz86 created 6.3.25??? All it says is can't connect. Now my 3.5 version won't work even though it did last night when my laptop version took a crap. We need to explore ways to make something work out.


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Older versions are artificially blocked by version check. You can patch the version number reported and get things to work.

 

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When autologin is enabled Skype stores a certificate in the profile folder which is used for logon, and it lasts 30 days.

To get one month of login ability you would want to install latest version that can log in (6.15 I think, I never determined the point where restriction is set), log in with autologon enabled and then install older version on top.

The older version can logon now until cert runs out or you log out yourself.

I have been using this on XP though, so I can run 6.0 which actually works, the latest ones have memory leaks and very occasional freezing making their use near impossible...

 

Lot of cool info ~~~~

http://skype-open-so...logspot.com.au/


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