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Some Skype Users Having Sign-In Issues, but Workaround Offered During Repairs

Skype reported Thursday that some users were having issues signing into the service, but said that the company has identified the problem and has a workaround for those having trouble.

“This predominantly affects people using Skype for Windows,” Skype said on its Web site. “We have identified the problem and will issue a fix in the next few hours.”

In the meantime, it offered steps that Linux, Mac and Windows users can take to sign in if they encounter problems.

Skype, which is in the process of being acquired by Microsoft for some $8.5 billion, has had periodic issues, including a major outage last December.

UPDATE: In a blog post, Skype suggested that Windows users update to the latest version. A Mac for Skype update should be available tomorrow.


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