Download the full standalone offline Skype installer directly from the Skype website.
Skype’s installer falls into the class of installers that dynamically pull components from the Internet during installation. The benefits of such an approach are obvious: smaller installers that download only the latest version of the components actually needed.
The approach is often annoying if, for example, you’re trying to deploy Skype on multiple computers or you’re using an outbound firewall. It doesn’t help matters that Skype does an excellent job of concealing the offline Skype installer on its website.
To download the full standalone offline Skype installer directly from the Skype website, click the link below:
It would be most helpful if companies that use online installers provided easy-to-find links to the offline installer equivalents, particularly where the offline installer equivalents already exist.