Software Update: Skype for Windows

Skype has released an update to version 4.2 of its voip client for Windows. With Skype it is possible to communicate with other Skype users by means of text, speech or image, or a combination thereof, over an internet connection. Version 4.2, among other things, improves sound quality in situations where bandwidth is limited, 720p high definition video can be used and the default instant messaging setting is now “only for contacts on my list” to improve privacy. guarantee. This release fixes an issue that could cause Skype to crash with certain types of webcams.

Fixed issues:

  • Skype crashed with some web-cameras when video calling, for example with Microsoft Lifecam Show and HP Elite Autofocus web-cam.

Version number
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Website Skype
file size 1.62MB
License type Freeware