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. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.