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How To Create a Skype Account

November 2015

In this Skype tutorial you will learn how to install Skype, the popular VoIP software.

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Installing Skype

Launch the installation. Once the installation is completed, a window will open and ask you to connect. This is the time to create your account. In the window asking you to connect, click on Create an account, which will take you to the window shown below:

Once the installation is completed, choose to sign in with an existing Skype account or with a Microsoft account (Messenger, Hotmail or Outlook account):

Creating a Skype account

Once Skype is installed, run it and click Create an account. Then, just fill in the required fields:

It's done!

MSN Users

Note that MSN has been withdrawn and may no longer be used in conjonction with Skype.


Make sure you do not have any personal web server such as Wamp Server or EasyPHP launched in the background, as this could interfere with Skype.
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