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    I'm a complete novice with Vista so be kind. I download Skypes update and try to install and I get an error message saying another program is running. Not so according to Window Manager. I've tried to install after a CLEAN start but that don't work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    [quote name='melvinbm1' post='773672' date='04-May-2009 14:17']I'm a complete novice with Vista so be kind. I download Skypes update and try to install and I get an error message saying another program is running. Not so according to Window Manager. I've tried to install after a CLEAN start but that don't work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.[/quote]

    1.) Can you post the exact text of the message?
    2.) Are you running the Skype install as administrator? Save the install file to your desktop, right click on the installation file, select "Run as administrator".
    3.) Temporarily disable your anti-virus software while the installation runs.

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    [quote name='melvinbm1' post='773672' date='04-May-2009 15:17']I'm a complete novice with Vista so be kind. I download Skypes update and try to install and I get an error message saying another program is running. Not so according to Window Manager. I've tried to install after a CLEAN start but that don't work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Welcome to Woody's Lounge !!!

    Are you talking about an update or the Skype installation program itself ???
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    I'm trying to update Skype. I have the older program loaded and it works but they have an update that I'm trying to load. The error message is as follows."Installing Skype failed: code 1618. Another installation is already in progress. Complete before proceeding withn this installation" According to MS Task Manager there is NO program running.

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    [quote name='melvinbm1' post='774169' date='07-May-2009 14:41']"Installing Skype failed: code 1618. Another installation is already in progress. Complete before proceeding withn this installation"[/quote]
    Have a look here.. There are quite a few possible solutions mentioned, but the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility seems to be the most promising solution.
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