How to Download Skype on a Computer
Skype is a popular Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, service for Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices. Calls from a Skype account to another Skype account are free, but using Skype to call a telephone number or receive a call from a standard phone requires payment. Skype is popular for international calls, since they're free if both parties have a Skype account. Downloading and installing the program is easy, even if you've never used Skype before.
Things You'll Need
Open a new window in your Web browser. Navigate to the Skype download page in the "Get Skype" section of Skype.com.
Click the blue button marked "Download Skype." Click "Save" or "Save File." Wait for the download to finish.
Minimize your Web browser and open your browser's download folder. Double-click "SkypeSetup.exe." Click "Run."
Click "Skype End User License Agreement" and "Skype Privacy Statement" if you wish to read them. Click "I agree - install." Wait for the download to complete and the program to install -- this could take several minutes on a slow connection.
Click "Finish." Enter your full name, Skype username, password and email to set up a Skype account. If you already have a Skype account, click "Sign in" to start using Skype.