Cindy bought a SONY Vaio and she can't find Skype on it. Leo says that's because of the way the Metro interface looks. Cindy can use the desktop though, and then it looks like the old Skype.
The Chatroom says that if she's in the Metro version of Skype, "swipe in from the right" and it'll bring up the people who are making add requests. Another option is to use Classic Shell, which will turn Windows 8 back into Windows 7. She can also download "Skype for Windows Desktop," which is a separate download then the one that's currently on Metro.