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Skype won't finish downloading

The download gets to about 85% and stalls. Then I get an error that says the source file can not be read.

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  • sk8gr8r May 11, 2010

    What type of portible device or computer are you trying to download to? what operating system? win 98 win XP Vista, Mac OSX? Are you dowloading from internet? or from a CD? Anti virus software and Firewalls walls can also give you problems, disable them first. I suggest dowloading to your computer first and disconnect from internet and install from the dowload.



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Well try another website or try another downloader disable your antivirus and everything will be allright

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