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How to Connect 2 Skype Users at a Time from the Same Computer

2-skype-accounts-at-the-same-timeIf you want to use Skype for business and personal use but don’t want to share your personal skype username the only thing is to have 2 separate Skype contacts working at the same time from 1 computer.

Hovewer you can not simply launch another instance of Skype like Word document. So you either have to turn it off and switch to another account or use the following technique and 2 Skype accounts working at the same time.

Let’s begin.

In 1 sentence, all you have to do is to have more than 1 user account on your main computer and force Skype to work on that account. If you don’t have more than 1 user account you will have to create one and your Windows welcome screen should look similar to this:
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  • One important thing is that you must create a password for that second user account. If not, this trick won’t work.

When you have both accounts set up, you can launch another Skype window by right clicking on the Skype.exe (which is normally in the C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\skype.exe) file and selecting Run as

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In the pop window select The following user and enter all the details: user name and password. This should start another instance of Skype program. (From the above Windows welcome screen you should enter skypeuser as User name and password that you created for that account )

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By doing this you can have 2 or more skype usernames online at the same time from 1 computer and can even talk or call to yourself.

Update: As far as I know, this trick only works with older Skype versions, 2 or 3 maybe. If you need multiple skype accounts at the same time, you should consider installing older version from here.


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