I just found this out today...maybe it is common knowledge and if so then sorry to waste your time. I have a couple Skype accounts that I use to help differentiate between business and personal relationships and it has always been a pain monitoring more than one account at a time, until today I found out you can run more than one Skype instance without any complicated extra Windows users. Run multiple Skype instances 1) Run Skype, login to Account #1 2) Go to your Start button > Run 3) Type "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"/secondary 4) Login to Account #2 If your Skype is not in that directory, change it to wherever your Skype.exe is. The key is the /secondary at the end. To make your life easier, I guess you could add that code to the Target properties box on a second Skype shortcut on your desktop as well.