Skype Portable (chat and voice calling) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 2, 2011 - 12:16am

logoSkype Portable has been released. Skype lets you connect to others via instant message, audio conferencing and video phone. It can also call regular phone lines from anywhere in the world. This release updates Skype to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app so you communicate on the go and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's released as freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the app store in the Platform Pre-Release.


ScreenshotSkype-to-Skype calls, video calls and instant messaging are free, any time of the day or night, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles and send SMS messages at great value Pay As You Go rates, or call unlimited* to certain countries with a subscription.

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calls.
  • Call phones and mobiles, send SMS.
  • Free instant messaging.
  • Voicemail.
  • Free video call.
  • Forward calls to a phone when you’re offline.

Learn more about Skype Installer / Format

Skype Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Skype Portable is available for immediate download from the Skype Portable homepage. Get it today! is not affiliated with Skype. Skype is a trademark of Skype Technologies SA.

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After the download process starts pretty well, it suddenly stops and states:

The downloaded copy of Skype is not valid and can not be installed. Please try installing again.

Followed by

The installer was unable to download Skype. The installation of the portable app will be incomplete without it. Please try installing again. (ERROR: OK)

Tried in multiple computers and tried downloading twice.

at work yesterday, the error messages were the same as yours. Last night on my home network it worked well, though with the repeated install attempts, I had to delete the folder and install it new..

Some admins have messengers blocked and, at least in my case, I believe that was the problem for me. They have a pretty strict policy to protect the system.