Okay, I guess someone, somewhere, somehow thinks this is the best thing since sliced/buttered bread, but I don’t see why. For some odd reason, W8.1 (just as with W8) believes that the user name for Skype must and shall be only the same as for the computer onto which one logs in to use. This is ridiculous, but, being MS Windows, there’s not much to be done about that.
Or is there? To use my computer, freshly upgraded from W8 to 8.1 just last night (the computer isn’t even a month old yet, so it arrived with 8) and I still need to use my other (as in, previous) Skype info to log into Skype. How on Earth can I do that? Note that my other–as in, not connected with MS because I got the account long before MS grabbed the service–Skype account is not associated with an MS E-mail account.
Another question: Why aren’t there regular folks standing behind the desks of the programmers at Microsoft? When the programmers do something this obviously stupid, the regular folks can just club them with the very low tech, but very effective, bats issued for this purpose.