Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

My Toshiba laptop is a 32-bit with Windows 7. I am trying to install Skype but when I do I get a message saying that the program is not 32-bit, but I downloaded a 32-bit Skype.

So I don't know what to do? Suggestions?

share|improve this question
Can you please provide the URL where you downloaded it from? – Steve Jan 24 '11 at 6:01
I think you should download "the" 32-bit Skype, not just "a" 32-bit Skype. :) – Mehrdad Jan 24 '11 at 6:32
You could try from this URL – BrianA Jan 24 '11 at 13:35

When Windows reports a program file you downloaded is not a proper 32-bit executable, it usually means the download was terminated before it could truly finish - be it network or server disconnection - you have an incomplete file.

Attempt to download the file again. Take note of the reported file size (usually reported by the server); that you an idea if you have a complete copy later. e.g. if the installer was reported to be 6MB and it ends up only 1.8MB, then it most certainly isn't complete.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.