As many of you know, I've only recently upgraded to Windows 7, having seen Windows 8 in "action" and deciding I loathed it. That said, I'm trying to help a friend with Windows 8 get access to Skype. Windows 8 apparently includes the Skype app. Great, right? Nope. Skype refused to recognize the username. "Skype can't connect now" message...for days. So I figured uninstall and reinstall, yeah? Uninstalled, downloaded the latest Skype software and...it sits in the box on the desktop and won't open. I click open and get the standard "Would you like to install Skype?" message, click "yes" and...nothing...happens. Skype site isn't helpful, and we know how "helpful" the Microsoft site is. Even "Microsoft for Dummies" couldn't help here. I've downloaded other software on this particular laptop with no problem. WTF is wrong here? Is W8 pitching a hissy because "Well, we gave you the app and you had to go and delete it and everything! "? I'm stumped. Suggestions welcome.