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Old 23-06-2009
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Hi,, I had formatted and reinstalled my Vista OS due to some problem 2 days back. Now on the fresh installed Vista when i am trying to install Skype, windows give me error saying "Skype is not a valid Win32 application". Why is that so ? How to fix this error?

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Re: Error "Skype not a valid win32 application"

Some times, the cause of this error is downloading the file. If you try to install after downloading, it seems as the preparation of file was not downloaded correctly or completely. Try re-download the file. If you have a download manager or other uses, please disable and try again.This is an issue with the anti virus or firewall security suite running on the system.Try exiting the security suite application and then try installing skype. For better downloading, i would suggest you to use Firefox for downloading Skype on your computer. Once its completely downloaded try to install. Hope this time you won't get any error. !!
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Re: Error "Skype not a valid win32 application"

This might be because of your browser. First go to control panel than internet options, and delete cookies and temp files.download the Skype software again, but save it in a different folder and try to install from that .exe file. Also make sure you are not downloading on wireless. Sometimes wireless corrupts downloads.
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Re: Error "Skype not a valid win32 application"

Just try to download Skype again with some other browser and exit the security suite application and then try installing skype. SKYPE works both fine with and downloading via wireless. You may want to stop WZC, but its not essential. For more on Skype solutions with Vista, see this:-

Skype doesn't work in Windows Vista x64 bit
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Here is a link to download the full version of skype. (without the downloader ) If this doesnt work just use a different browser. Thats what worked for me!!

Click Here!!
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