How to disable Skype v8 Automatic Updates

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To disable Skype v8 updates. Simply browse to:

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop
  • Right-click, Skype-Setup.exe if present, and select Properties.
    • If you don’t have this file, create a new text file named Skype-Setup.exe.
  • Once you have the property window open, select the Security tab.
  • In the Security tab, Edit… the permissions for your user account and others listed in the Groups or user names and deny Full control to the Skype-Setup.exe file.

After you complete the steps above, you should have a Security tab that looks similar to the following:

Then finally click Apply and OK to close the window. That’s it!


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