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Skype has ceased to operate on my Sony Vaio laptop! HELP!!!

by Paulvalk1 / December 4, 2011 6:21 AM PST

I have always been able to use Skype on my Sony VAIO laptop until recently. After signing in all I get is a message that Skype is currently unavailable. This has been going on for two days now. I uninstalled Skype and attempted to reinstall 5.5 with no luck. It wouldn't let me enter my email address a second time so I installed Beta 5.7. However, I am still getting the Skype is currently not available try again later. Can anyone help me with this? My laptop is runing Vista Home Premium. I will appreciate any assistance getting Skype up and running again.
Paul

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"skype home is not available at the moment"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 4, 2011 6:27 AM PST

Are you sure about the message?

And the story about BETA is grim. Why use beta's which can cause your machine to need the OS reloaded?

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Skype Home is Unavailable....
by Paulvalk1 / December 4, 2011 7:46 PM PST

Hey, R. Proffitt!
Thank you for your response. As I said previously; after two days of Skype not being available I decided to uninstall Skype 5.5 then re-install it. However, when I attempted the download program wouldn't allow me to enter my email address the required two times for the download to occur. I was caught in a Catch 22! When I saw that a Skype 5.7 Beta version was available I attempted that download and it allowed the download. But, alas, I am still getting the "Skype home is not available at the moment.....try again later! message. I will uninstall the Beta version and attempt to download the 5.5 version again and will let you know what happened. Again, thank you for your assistance.
Paul

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Now that we have the right error message.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2011 1:25 AM PST

I don't want to upset you but I don't duplicate fixes for that common message such as found by:
https://www.google.com/search?q="Skype+home+is+not+available"

If there is something more that tells me the usual fixes won't do, I'd give some ideas but for now let's hear if you followed other ideas how to fix this common error.
Bob

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