Is it just me, or is Skype more trouble than it's worth?
Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 07:42 AM
Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 07:45 AM
What kind of operation system do you have? (Windows XP, Vista etc.)
Also, have you tried googling the message you get, about the specific plug-in missing? Perhaps there is a fix you can download for it.
If it keeps up though, it seems best to un-instal skype, as it must be a pain right now. What you can do is if google is no help, is just to contact their customer service and explain what is up.
I myself have skype too recently, so far it has been working just fine for myself.
Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 07:57 AM
was a nightmare. I got it all cleaned up and removed (I believe) then downloaded another version that Flamez had that worked perfectly fine..
but I still am not impressed with it but I think its my satellite net or maybe its Flamez end not sure but the cam portion of it freezes up so I re-uninstalled it.
its suppose to be the best tho I jsut didnt find it very impressive
Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:18 PM
Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 02:18 AM
Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 06:08 AM
Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:11 AM
Get a Mac.
Okay, real advice: You need to clear your cache for starters, but after that have someone (I don't suggest you do this yourself unless you have a lot of experience) check your Registry and clean that (honestly, if you do this incorrectly, you'll have an ugly box that does literally nothing), and the run msconfig. The latter might be a good place to start - from there you can turn off all those programs you don't need that start up when you turn on the computer; these can seriously compromise the effectiveness of anything you've got running. If your memory is packed, programs that use or manipulate images or videos struggle.
That's only basic advice, though. What you really need to do is find someone who can get their hands on your computer and fix/clean it up for you. Upgrade drivers if needed, remove stuff you have no use for, all that kind of stuff no one tells you you need when you have a PC.
(I'm not dissing the PC, it has its uses just like the Mac does. But for simplicity and that whole "it just works" feeling, the Mac is the way to go. I built my own PC's for years, but I'm glad I switched. Yes, a little more expensive, but you get far more bang for your buck and over the long haul, it's far more worth it, IMO.)
Good luck with your problems, though. Nothing more irritating than fighting with a computer.
Posted Thu Nov 24, 2011 04:39 AM