Not strictly a Windows problem as such, but I am using it on XP :)
I have Skype installed on my laptop (newest version) and desktop (older version). The newer version connects perfectly, no issues.
I tried to use it on the desktop tonight and it refused to connect, just sat on signing in. Found out the laptop version was working however. Figured out the version differences. Tried to update to the newer one, and I get the error: "Could not access network location :."
Clicking retry does nothing, clicking cancel eventually brings up another error: "Installing Skype failed; code 1603".
I've tried heaps - giving myself permissions to the folder in the registry, installing my current version over the top. I can't uninstall it as I get the above error, and the upgrade (I managed to download a full copy of the newest version) gives the result above.
Googling has found many different solutions, none of which works.
Anyone else had this happen? Better still, is there any solution?? Frustrating as hell, really...