if you are using Skype and you have recently updated it with the newer version, then you probably got a problem and meet an error saying “failed to get proc address for GetLogicalProcessorInformation (KERNEL32.dll)” this problem occurs when you have running windows xp service pack 1 or 2. here is a solution for your problem.
fix failed to get proc address for get logical processor information in Skype
Skype Stated in their requirement page that atleast you have Windows XP service pack 3. The Get Logical Process Information are not present in older Versions of Windows XP. that’s why you can not run latest version Skype on Windows XP older than Service Pack 3.
There are three ways to solve this problem:
1. By updating your Service Pack to Service Pack 3:
you can easily fix this problem by updating your Windows Service Pack to Service Pack 3. after updating to latest version of Windows XP, you can easily run latest version of Skype. you can install service pack 3 in your System if you have Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 2.
2. By updating your Windows:
Another Way to Fix this problem is, you can update your Windows XP with Latest operating System such as Microsoft Windows 7 or the most Latest Microsoft Windows 8. updating your operating system will surely solve your problem.
3. using older version of Skype:
This option is very easy and quick. you can Download and install older version of Skype. the older version that is v 188.8.131.52 will absolutely work on Windows XP service pack 2.
Last Words: you must use Latest operating systems on your Computer and laptop. Microsoft Windows XP is too much old, now you must get rid of it and should use Latest operating systems. also Now Most Softwares does not support older Operating System.
Update: Method 3 will not work as Skype Discountinue support for Windows XP service pack 1 and Service pack 2. you need at least Windows XP Service pack 3 to run skype properly. so, use Method 1 or 2.