Building out new Win10 machines on our network, specifically a master of masters in VMware’s esxi. Probably this can happen in a bare-metal Win10 installation as well. I haven’t tested it much beyond what you find here.
I tried installing Skype from the Web. I suppose there are those who will whine I’m supposed to install it from the Windows Store (or however they have branded their store in Windows 10). Regardless, since I want to ensure I am getting the full version (and not some stripped down Metro-we-don’t-call-it-that-anymore-and-besides-we-don’t-use-it-but-we-do version) I downloaded and installed from the usual executable.
I tried this and it failed. I found myself caught in an installer loop.
Since I have not yet installed using the regular installer successfully, I cannot say whether this is by design. Which is to say, perhaps Microsoft is attempting to force users to use the installer found in their store. If this is the case, they are doing a lousy job of communicating this fact. Regardless I was able to get an installer that worked.
Go get this one instead: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-msi
That will work.