Skype Installation Error Code 1638

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I installed Skype 4.2 before without having any errors.

It was deleted when I Have done a system reformatting due to virus. When trying to install it again, I received an error code 1638.

The error is stating that there is another version of Skype that is already installed on my computer.

But upon checking, I could not locate any other version of Skype in my PC and also, I just reformatted my system.

What should I do?


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Installing Skype failed; code 1638

Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #129007

Skype Installation Error Code 1638

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that error show you have existing Skype 4.2 in your computer you cannot install software has been already install in your computer. 

Take note: don't delete files of any installation software you must uninstall it

how to remove Skype 4.2

1. click start button 

2. type in search program and files box add or remove programs

3. find Skype 4.2 then click uninstall then, yes

4. now completely remove Skype in your pc.

 

you can install it again 

i hope i can help you

Answered By 0 points N/A #129008

Skype Installation Error Code 1638

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You are using Skype 4.2 which works fine on first time installation. There is a bug that when you try to upgrade or reinstall Skype, the installation failed and error code 1638 with message is displayed.

This bug has been removed in Skype version 5.6.0.110. Now you please down load Skype 5.6.0.110 or the latest version and install it. It will work fine. There is no need of uninstalling the old version.

Answered By 0 points N/A #129009

Skype Installation Error Code 1638

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To resolve this issue, try to uninstall the program in the Control Panel and then download the fresh and latest one from here. Also visit this Techyv post which is addressed your problem and get more techniques to solve this issue. 

Installing Skype Failed: Error 1638

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