Skype Windows Store app crashes in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2

Symptoms

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. 

Cause

This issue occurs when the computer uses an Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge) graphics device.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the update that is described in the "Update information" section.

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may be prompted to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.
File information

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Third-party information disclaimer

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
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File nameX86_1950d8964faf14768f9995d5ae98d105_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16442_none_758e655a81c8b495.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size694
Date (UTC)23-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)21:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-mfplat_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16442_none_8b739e366ef04115.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size342,934
Date (UTC)23-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 and of Windows Server 2012 R2
File propertyValue
File nameAmd64_697c58fe3882698b094f283e4efd8d52_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16442_none_7dda98e34be91714.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,036
Date (UTC)23-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)20:59
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-mfplat_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16442_none_e79239ba274db24b.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size342,938
Date (UTC)23-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)11:18
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-mfplat_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.16442_none_8b739e366ef04115.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size342,934
Date (UTC)23-Oct-2013
Time (UTC)09:19
PlatformNot applicable

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Article ID: 2902892 - Last Review: Oct 28, 2013 - Revision: 1

Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

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