Installation Error in Skype 4.2

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My operating system is Windows 7 x64 with Skype 4.2. It was working well for the past months of using the two.

But when I started my Skype today, I got an error that say something about authorizations.

I tried to re-install Skype but only received another error message stating


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.

I searched on my computer’s application lists and some other options for another version of Skype that is installed on my computer, but I could not locate any.

How can I continue with the installation?

I really need this to work.

Skype Intall
Answered By 5 points N/A #119472

Installation Error in Skype 4.2


Hey there buddy!

You cannot see the previous Skype installed in your computer with Add/Remove Programs? Then it is probably software that prevented your new Skype version from installing. Did you install a new software program days before you tried installing Skype?

For your problem, we need a powerful tool that can completely clean your Windows of issues and errors that normal programs like Add/Remove Programs and CCleaner can’t. I am talking about

This tool is so powerful that it can break your unit if not used carefuly. But you don’t have to worry about using this since an average person can actually understand how to use this as it is easy to follow the instructions.

So you download and install the Cleanup Utility. Then Run it, look down on the list until you see an entry similar to Skype Program. Click it.

Then choose the Remove button. And after a few seconds the program will uninstall the previous Skype installed completely and thoroughly from your system. This can also help remove and clean your unit from other useless junk taking up space from your hard drive and registry.

Good luck!

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