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[Resolved] sPortable upgrade to standard Skype prompt

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[Resolved] sPortable upgrade to standard Skype prompt

Setup: Win10x64, Microsoft Lync (aka Skype for Business) and Office 365 installed

Has anyone else seen this? I got an update notice while running sPortable that I believe just installed regular Skype. I uninstalled regular skype and the prompt returned.

Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/sy3W31l.png

Free Download Manager https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/free-download-manager-portable does something similar.

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Note that, although the subjects are similar, this is a distinct issue from the "Skype upgrade to sPortable doesn't work" thread: https://portableapps.com/node/56020

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Semi-Stealth Update, sPortable Updated, Admin Rights To Turn Off

It seems that Skype pushed out a semi-stealth update that I'd missed. They were pushing out 7.40.0.104 to existing users while the main download from the site was still serving up 7.40.0.103 for the installer download for some reason. I've updated sPortable to match and confirmed and hashed the actual 7.40.0.104 download from the publisher that it downloads.

Skype is set to automatically update by default. You can turn it off within Tools - Options - Advanced - Automatic updates - Turn off automatic updates. This will require admin rights and will affect all users on a given PC. There is no way to disable automatic updates on a per-user or non-admin basis within Skype by design of the publisher.

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[Resolved] sPortable upgrade to standard Skype prompt

Great stuff, thanks. Just updated and re-tested -- situation resolved.

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