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We use Skype at work and I use Skype at home, however I have two accounts so clients can't call me at home and I'm not distracted when I'm at work.

I've just upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 8, in 7 I'd sign into one then sign out. With Windows 8 you have to tie it to your Windows Account.

How can I maintain this distinction and still use my laptop for Skype calls when I work at home?

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You may have to create two Windows Accounts. I'm not sure if that's possible though (I haven't checked the T&C's) –  ChrisF Nov 1 '12 at 10:43
    
@ChrisF my backup is a local useraccount for my box but I really don't want to have to do that for the sake of Skype... –  Liath Nov 1 '12 at 10:46
    
I figured that which is why I didn't suggest it as an answer... –  ChrisF Nov 1 '12 at 10:47
    
Use the desktop skype application. The Modern UI Application is limited to a single account from my understanding. –  Ramhound Nov 1 '12 at 10:54

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Use the 2nd account on Desktop Skype. Your Microsoft account in Metro Modern Skype.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, all are valid however I'm selecting this one as it's simplest and doesn't require two Microsoft accounts. –  Liath Nov 1 '12 at 11:21

I use two separate Windows logon accounts. One for work with my work Skype, one for home with my home Skype. I also separate the work and home email this way in Outlook too. Documents, pics, vids and audio I want to share go in the public folders, which I just include in the libraries on both accounts. My work account is set up as an admin user, the home account is a normal user, but you can make them both admin users if you want. HTH

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These are some of the things i got while goggling and i am sharing it with you.

get to windows 8 screen type in Run

and follow these steps.

In the Run window, enter the following command (include the quotes) and press OK:

"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary another solution is also there i am just providing you the Link

https://support.skype.com/en/category/VIDEO/

Hope this Helps..

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Modern Skype supports login only with the Microsoft account. But, you can use Skype desktop client instead of modern Skype: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

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