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Hi - i have installed a skype update - but i can't get rid of the old one ... the new one is in applications - i can't find the old one to trash it ... and it is the old one that starts up every time i switch on the laptop.

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The recent updates to skype have been Bug Fixes and security patches meaning for the most part you do not see any difference. To test this you can look on the skype website and see what the latest version number is and then compare it to the version that opens (version names are normally found in help ->about skype or File -> about skype)

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