Skype Metro style for Windows 8 surfaced on the web – here is how to install it

A few days ago the latest version of Skype for Windows 8 has been leaked into the web and if you can get your hands on it you can install it and test it.

Because Skype with new “modern UI” isn’t yet available in the Windows Store there are some hoops you need to jump to get the app installed.

1. Download the file from here (

2. Extract the zip file

3. Open the extracted folder, right-click “Add-AppDevPackage.ps1″ file and select “Run with PowerShell”.

4. Then press Enter. You’ll need a Windows 8 developer key in order to continue the install.

5. To obtain a developer license for Windows 8 click “I Agree” in the dialog box that will pop-up.

6. Sign-in with your Live, Hotmail or email account and you’ll receive a license.

7. Back in the PowerShell user interface, hit Y and then Enter to finalize the install.

What is left to do now is to simply go to the Start screen and start Skype. Enjoy!

Things to keep in mind: This version of Skype (Metro style) is a preview app, you cannot edit or add settings, it still bugging, so thing may not work well.

Install Skype for Windows 8 interface as a test and nothing more until it is available in the Windows Store.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and