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If you’re disappointed or angry about the touch capabilities of Skype for Windows 10, or if you just want to use it on a non-touch device, download the desktop version of Skype for Windows 10.
Skype has become one of the most widely used instant messaging clients, and its name is synonymous with video communication. Many Windows 10 users who have used Skype to chat with friends want to know how to download and install Skype as a desktop application.
How to Download and Install Skype Desktop for Windows 10
If you are using a computer running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10, you may have noticed that the Download button on Skype allows you to download an app from the Microsoft Store.
However, if you look closely, you will also find a link to the desktop version. If you follow this link, you will see a page with the desktop version of the Skype Installer.
Once you download the SkypeSetup.exe file to disk, you can proceed with the standard Skype installation. Once the wizard is finished on a computer running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10 will install desktop version of Skype.
If you have already migrated to Windows 10, Skype is already installed on your computer. The application comes as a built-in application and is easy to use.
So you can use the Skype desktop application on any computer with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Windows 10. The related confusion should have started by redirecting you from the Skype website to the Windows Store.
If this is the case, check the link below the Windows 8, Windows 10 download button on the website where you can download the desktop app.
I personally believe that desktop Skype is easier to use than the application designed specifically for touch devices in Windows 8, Windows 10. So if you don’t have a touch device, it’s best to use Skype for the Desktop in Windows 10, Windows 8.
If you plan to use Skype for Business, you can download and install Skype for Business. As its name suggests, this version of Skype has a number of special features and collaboration-oriented features. For example, you can quickly join meetings via a simple link.
With a single click, anyone can join your online meeting from any device. You can choose a meeting now or schedule it later from Outlook. The meeting URL is customizable for you.
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How to Set up Skype for Desktop
Installing Skype in Windows 10 is easy – most of the work is even done for you. Microsoft assumes that you want to sign in to Skype with your Microsoft account. So the first time you open one of the Skype applications – Skype Video, Mail or Phone – you’ll see the email address of an already registered Microsoft account.
If you already have a Skype account, you can link it to your Microsoft account.
Once you’ve merged your Skype accounts into Windows 10, you’ll have an ultra-fast setup that prompts you to search your existing Skype contacts in your address book and add a phone number so they can find you. You can do both later and you’ll be redirected directly to the Skype application.
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