With your Internet browser open, enterwww.skype.com in the address line to open the Home page of the Skype Web site.
Click the Download button on the Skype home page to open the Download page.
Skype will begin the download to yourcomputer. It will automatically determine the operating system and the Web browser that you are using. This screen will tell you what to do after the program downloads
If the download doesn’t startautomatically, you will be able to start it manually by clicking on Start Download Again.
After you click to download the program, you may be prompted to save or open the program SkypeSetup.exe. Alwayschoose to save the file to your hard drive. Do not open or run the program during the download process.
Skype sometimes posts two types of downloads, the general public version and the next new betaversion. If you are just starting out, it's best to download the general public version because it’s more stable. In time, the beta version will become the public version, and you can upgrade.Choose an easy-to-remember location, such as the Windows Desktop, and click OK. Remember this location so that you can double-click the file after it is saved.
The installer program then asks you toread and accept the End User License Agreement. You need to accept this to continue the installation. The program may also ask if you want to install certain other programs or browser add-ons. You areunder no obligation to install these. If you don’t want the extras, just uncheck the box and click on Next.
On this page you have the choice to launch Skype as soon as the installation is complete.This box is already checked. If you don't want Skype to start up right away, deselect the box by clicking it. You also have the option to update the Skype Extras Manager and to install a Skype Plugin...