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Disable Skype Updates (Config)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 10/18/2018.

This package disables Skype updates via a kludge. Updates will be handled by Chocolatey only.

Uninstalling the package will re-enable normal Skype updates (as well as Chocolatey).



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To install Disable Skype Updates (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install skype-disable-updates-winconfig

To upgrade Disable Skype Updates (Config), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade skype-disable-updates-winconfig


  • tools\.SkipAutoUninstaller
  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'skype-disable-updates-winconfig'
    Set-Location -Path $env:SystemDrive\Users
    Get-ChildItem * -Include 'Skype-Setup.exe' -Recurse -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Remove-Item | Out-Null
    Get-ChildItem * -Include 'Skype for Desktop' -Recurse -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | ForEach {New-Item "$_\Skype-Setup.exe" -ItemType directory} | Out-Null
    Write-Warning "Skype will now only be updated by Chocolatey."
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'skype-disable-updates-winconfig'
    Set-Location -Path $env:SystemDrive\Users
    Get-ChildItem * -Include 'Skype-Setup.exe' -Recurse -Force -ea SilentlyContinue | Remove-Item | Out-Null
    Write-Warning "Skype will now update via normal methods and Chocolatey."

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  • bcurran3


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