Hi klaude_kraap. You've got some pretty good ideas. earlier today I did create a seperate user account just for skype and work related files... for security. No go.
Hi rbrick49. That's exactly what I'm talking about and I'm not sure if it's a Skype problem since it trashed my computer on Friday. Build, install... fine. But it doesn't work. (Kind of like a blond - )
Update. Skype classic installs, starts-up wonderfully fast, and won't log in to save the planet.
Yeah. I give in. Will move on to some other VOIP apparatus.
Thanks everyone. I'm leaving this thread as unsolved and unsolvable. At least by me.