If you're in a rush here's an animated GIF (below on the page there is a YouTube narrated video)

How to Fix Skype’s High CPU Usage in Windows 10 (animated gif)

The first thing is to make sure that you’re running the latest version of Skype by going to:

Help > Check for Updates

skype check afor aupdates

 

 

If you're running the latest version then you should see this screen

skype check for updates - you have the latest version

Skype check for updates - you have the latest version

 

Here's a video how to fix skype’s high cpu/processor usage

 

Set the default program associated with .htm files.

Choose default program for each type in Windows 10

Choose default program for each type in Windows 10

 

Choose default program for htm ext in Windows 10

Choose default program for htm ext in Windows 10

 

The next step is to restart Skype or if it's easier for you you can restart your computer.

 

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