Error Message in Skype setup

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Hello experts,

I am trying to set up Skype, but I get the following error message.

What causes this Error 1638 on Skype?

Skype – Information


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.

need a solution.

Please suggest to me.


Best Answer by Lawren chavez
Answered By 10 points N/A #100492

Error Message in Skype setup


Go to your Control Panel and click “add remove button”. When it gives all installed software detail then search Skype application in the list and hit the remove button in order to remove it. 

After removing Skype application, please restart your system and re-install the Skype application again.

Now, I am sure Skype will be installed and work properly.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #100493

Error Message in Skype setup


Hi Albert caballero,

You get an error because your previous Skype version did not install correctly, therefore some components cannot run.

In order to fix this, follow these steps:

  • Uninstall previous Skype first by using Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features or by using other uninstall software.
  • Clean your registry by using Cleaner (it’s a freeware and you can download from Internet easily).
  • Re-install Skype.

Hope this helps

Answered By 10 points N/A #100494

Error Message in Skype setup


There are many causes for appearing this issue as well have many techniques to resolve this. Here provided all solutions are good but my recommendation also visit Techyv's another post to know more about that.

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