Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Skype app that comes pre-installed in Windows 8.1. This isn’t an app update, rather, it is a hotfix. This update is intended for 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows 8.1, along with Windows Server 2012 R2.
“When you start the Skype Windows Store app in Windows 8.1 or in Windows Server 2012 R2, the app immediately crashes, and Windows returns to the Start screen. This issue occurs when the computer uses an Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge) graphics device,” Microsoft stated on its support page.
It is interesting to see Microsoft roll out this hotfix outside its traditional monthly Patch Tuesday update cycle. Either way, if you have been experiencing this issue on Windows 8.1, snag the updates below and let us know in the comments below if you were able to resolve the crashing issue.Microsoft, Skype, Windows 8.1