Tommy Posted March 23, 2017 Share Posted March 23, 2017 So the lovely folks at Microsoft have done it again! Any version of Skype that is older than day old pastries no longer connects to the Skype service. So the patched Skype 5.5 no longer works and trying to sign in brings you that lovely message of how they were so sweet and simply signed you out because your version of Skype is outdated. But never fear! All you have to do is download the latest version and you'll be good to go! That is, of course, until you launch it and find out it doesn't work (obviously!). Their constant excuse is because they want to bring their users a much richer experience with Skype. Well, Skype was working just fine for me and did exactly what I needed it to do. I keep seeing this as a way to bully people into not just updating their software, but their version of Windows as well. It appears the newest supports XP but how long that will be, nobody knows. I'm sure eventually the plug will be pulled on it and unless you have Windows 7 or newer, you'll be SOL. Anyway, I tried accessing the site last night and it was experiencing some sort of technical issue so I wasn't able to check this link out up above to see if blackwingcat has already made some sort of update, but browsing his blog yielding nothing, for me anyway. I would check now but being as I'm at work and limited websites work (his is one that I cannot access here), I'm posting this as a heads up and hopefully a solution can be worked out. Changing the Skype version isn't helping but I'm sure there's something coded in there, probably in hex, that needs to be changed because changing the version number still makes the Skype server see it as version 6.18, even though doing about Skype shows 22.214.171.124. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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