To completely stop skipping in iTunes, follow these steps:
1. Close iTunes
2. Open your Control Panel, click on Quicktime
3. Select Sound Out.
4. Change it from DirectSound to waveOut.
Note: you can also click on options and increase the buffering time, the higher you set it the less likely it will ever skip again.
5. Close the preferences window and reopen iTunes.
There it is! No more skipping…