The latest skype version will not run on my laptop. The message is is that a file is missing. The missing file is api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll (I cannot tell what exactly the character before the first 1 is.)
The earlier version runs, however, but if I run the earlier version, skype will interrupt it and shut it down and force installation of the latest version, which will not run.
Obviously the latest version needs the file but the earlier version does not, so I wonder why the file is not included in the download, which I have made more than once.
Any suggestions welcome.