Every time I run Skype on my Windows 7 Desktop PC, it says that it wants to install an update. When I allow this ... it fails. It says that I must uninstall the older version first.
Now I know that it shouldn't say this. The Skype on line help says that you don't need to uninstall first ... and I've done the same thing on my laptop with no problem.
The Skype message tells me to go to Control Panel - Add/Remove programs to uninstall the old version.
Leaving aside that Win7 doesn't actually have an Add/Remove programs option in Control Panel ... I think we all know what they mean.
Anyway, Skype doesn't appear in the installed programs list - so I can't uninstall it.
There is no uninstall option when I use Start - Programs - Skype.
There are no useful programs with names like "Uninstall.exe" in any Skype folders.
I downloaded a "power uninstaller" (Revo) which drew the exact same blank.
Does anyone know how I can uninstall Skype "manually" ?
My guess is that I would need to delete some things from the registry - but I am not going to monkey about with that unless someone can give me explicit instructions (and sound like a guru whilst doing so !)