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Can someone confirm (but I'm wishing it isn't true) that Classic Skype is no longer to be supported after September 2018?

How can this be true when most people want to use Classic Skype and no one seems to like 'new Skype' or they have so many problems with it that it isn't workable! What happened to listening to what the customer/user wants.

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Hi there!


Is the new Skype for desktop experience available for my operating system?
This update is currently only available on Windows 7 and 8. Learn more about the system requirements for Skype. After September 2018 Skype (version 7) for Windows desktop will no longer be supported on versions of Windows that are older that Windows 7. Users on these platforms are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.


https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34841/upgrad...
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I have Windows 7 so what does that mean for me? Can I keep using Classic Skype? Please please say it is so- I love it so much!

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Hi Arthur,

There is no news on when support for Classic version of Skype will be suspended, Microsoft were pushed into re-introducing that version on Windows 10 as a lot of users hated the new app style

So for the moment, the Classic version is here to stay . . .
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That's super news- thank you very much- made my day! :-) So it's only anything older than Windows 7 that the support is being stopped for but not Windows 7 itself?

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Hi Arthur, yes Microsoft continue to support Windows 7 or later . . .
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“for Windows desktop will no longer be supported on versions of Windows that are older that Windows 7”
It looks like yes, you can keep using Classic Skype because it’s only for versions of Windows OLDER than Windows 7.
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can skype classic continue to work on vista despite this ? please let me know asap , i have no possibility at this moment to purchase a new pc just for skype...thank you

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hi everyone , i've read that skype classic will no longer be supported on older windows and i want to know asap if despite this i can continue to use skype on my windows vista , at the moment i can't purchase a new pc or upgrade to newer o.s. but i i still need to be able to use skype for chat with my family and friends...please answer , thank you

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Skype currently supports Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Source: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12050/how-do...

Microsoft has not announced any plans to retire it yet. When it does, you will know.
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