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How do I create 2 Skype accounts on one computer

Posted on 2010-08-14
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Skype 4.2 for windows

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I currently have a Skype account on my home office PC (windows XP) and the same one on my Toshiba laptop (Windows 7).  Which I use to access my email and use Skype when I travel.  I would like to set up another Skype account with a different user name so I can call my Skype office account and talk to them while I am away.

I would prefer not to take the 'set up another user on the laptop in windows' approach.  How can this be achieved.

Cheers,

Wayne
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by:WayneVDG
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Thanks for the reply.

The screen shot at the start that Dave uses for selecting a second account does not match mine.

His Mac screen shot has: Accounts - Contacts - Call - Chat etc
Mine has (version 4.2 - latest): Skype - Contacts - Conversations - Call - View etc.

Can not find any reference to - 'Sign In as Another User' that he refers to.

Wayne
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do you have a  File menu? If you do trying going to File>sign out
after you sign out you should see a option that says "Dont have a skype account" click there and you should be able to create another account
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Thank you Excellent outcome
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