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Last Update:

17 Nov 2015

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Skype


Skype VOIP voice over ip video conferencing admin


This is not the latest version of Skype available.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Skype

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

This is not the latest version of Skype available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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To install Skype, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Skype, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Skype, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade skype -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade skype -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure skype installed
    name: skype
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'skype' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: skype,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller skype
   Name     = 'skype'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'skype':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install skype version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 17 Nov 2015.


Skype - Install Skype, add your friends as contacts, then call, video call and instant message with them for free. Call people who aren't on Skype too, at really low rates.

#Install-ChocolateyPackage 'skype' 'exe' '/SILENT /nogoogle /noie /nodesktopicon' ''
#Install-ChocolateyPackage 'skype' 'exe' '/SILENT /nogoogle /noie /nodesktopicon' ''
#Install-ChocolateyPackage 'skype' 'exe' '/SILENT /nogoogle /noie /nodesktopicon' ''

function isInstalled() {
  return Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {$_.Name -match 'Skype\u2122 [\d\.]+$'}

$packageName = 'skype'
$fileType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart STARTSKYPE=FALSE TRANSFORMS=:RemoveDesktopShortcut.mst TRANSFORMS=:RemoveStartup.mst'

$url = ''

try {

  $appInstalled = isInstalled

  if ($appInstalled) {
      # If Skype (in any version) is already installed on the computer, remove it first, otherwise the
      # installation of Skype will fail with an error.
      $msiArgs = $('/x' + $appInstalled.IdentifyingNumber + ' ' + $silentArgs)
      Write-Host "Uninstalling previous version of Skype, otherwise installing the new version won’t work."
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $msiArgs 'msiexec'

      # This loop checks every 5 seconds if Skype is already uninstalled.
      # Then it proceeds with the download and installation of the Skype
      # version specified in the package.
      do {
        Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
        $i += 1

        # Break if too much time passed
        if ($i -gt 12) {
          Write-Error 'Could not uninstall the previous version of Skype.'

      } until (-not (isInstalled))

  Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url

} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

$processor = Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor
$is64bit = $processor.AddressWidth -eq 64

if ($is64bit) {
    $programUninstallEntryName = "Skype"
    $uninstallString = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select DisplayName, UninstallString | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like "$programUninstallEntryName*"}).UninstallString
} else {
    $programUninstallEntryName = "Skype"
    $uninstallString = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select DisplayName, UninstallString | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like "$programUninstallEntryName*"}).UninstallString
} # get the uninstall string of the installed Skype version from the registry

$uninstallString = "$uninstallString" -replace '[{]', '`{' # adding escape character to the braces
$uninstallString = "$uninstallString" -replace '[}]', '`} /passive /norestart' # to work properly with the Invoke-Expression command, add silent arguments

if ($uninstallString -ne "") {
    Invoke-Expression "$uninstallString" # start uninstaller

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Skype 14 Monday, April 19, 2021
Waiting for Maintainer
Skype 66623 Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Approved
Skype 34834 Friday, January 22, 2021 Approved
Skype 31291 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Approved
Skype 17662 Monday, December 21, 2020 Approved
Skype 13247 Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Approved
Skype 20541 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Approved
Skype 32633 Friday, November 13, 2020 Approved
Skype 29753 Monday, November 2, 2020 Approved

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