Q: Installing skype on windows 10 as a normal desktop application


Anyone knows how install Skype as a normal desktop application and not as a metro windows 10 "app" ?

I just reinstalled windows 10 and downloaded Skype. When I tried to install it, windows didn't let me install and

show me a message that I have to install it from windows store.

Honestly, I don't like this version and I can even have a normal Skype shortcut pinned to the task bar.




Hello Fermin Najar,


If you wish to get the classic Skype for Windows 10 kindly go to this link: Skype downloads > Click on the blue Get Skype for Windows > Select Get classic Skype (at the bottom part of the dropdown).


Let us know if you need anything else.

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