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Automatic updates are the easiest way to keep of Skype for Windows desktop up-to-date. They’re turned on by default, but if you need to disable them:
- Sign in to Skype.
- In the menu bar, select Tools > Options....
- In the Advanced tab, select Automatic updates.
- Click Turn off automatic updates.
- Click Save.
You can enable the automatic updates again whenever you like. Simply, click the Turn on automatic updates button under Advanced > Automatic updates.
Learn how to update Skype for Windows desktop in other ways.
Note: From time to time, we do retire older versions of Skype to focus our efforts on improving the most recent versions of Skype. When this happens, you'll see the following message when trying to sign in to Skype:
If that’s the case, simply click Download the latest version now and follow the steps to upgrade to the latest version for free. You can also follow detailed step-by-step instructions here to resolve the issue and continue using Skype.