Don’t Worry, Skype Will work on Windows XP, At Least for 1 More Year

A few days ago, Microsoft said that it is going to end support for older Skype versions, which obviously has created quite a lot of worries especially for Windows XP users, as we know that this old operating system isn’t receiving updates anymore.

Thus, Windows users were asked to upgrade to version 6.16 of Skype, but fortunately for those who are still running Windows XP (and there are millions in this position), this version is compatible with Windows XP and will work for at least one more year. Here’s the last of all Windows versions supported by the latest Skype update:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
  • Windows 8 with at least 1 GHz Processor and 256 MB RAM

Here’s how Microsoft explained its decision of obliging users to quit using older Skype version:

“As we look ahead to the future, we‘re focusing our efforts on bringing the latest and greatest to the most recent versions of Skype. As a result, we are going to retire older versions of Skype for Windows desktop (6.13 and below) as well as Skype for Mac (6.14 and below) over the next few months”.

Microsoft also added:

“Don’t panic – whether you’re using Skype for Windows desktop or Skype for Mac, you can download and update to the latest version today for free. We encourage all users to update to the latest version today to continue using Skype without disruption.”

Personally, I can’t even imagine how Skype runs on Windows XP, as it’s been years since I last used this operating system. So, my suggestion would be to make the upgrade to Windows 8, which is a great OS. Or, if you don’t like it, give at least Windows 7 a chance.

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