Like Jeff Sandquist, I couldn’t get Skype v1.1 to install when it was first released two weeks ago – the installer would happily kick off two processes that would then just sit there, doing nothing. Omar Shahine came up with a workaround of booting into safe mode before installing, but by this point I’d had enough and said I was “hoping that Skype fixes the problem and brings out a new installer”.

Cue Skype v1.1.073, dated 18th January 2005, which installs just fine on my tablet running XP SP2. Well, the two processes still hang around doing their strong-silent-type shtick, but only after they’ve put the right bits in the right places. So if you were one of the many Skype users having problems, give it another try.