That’s right. If you are still running Windows XP and you use Dropbox, after August 29th, you won’t be able to run the Dropbox program on your computer. Here is the recent posting at Dropbox:
“On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, you will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. You can sign in again once you update to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.
If you are signed out of your Dropbox account, please know that no changes will be made to your account. Your files and photos will be safe. You’ll still be able to access your account—or create a new account—on dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.”
Warning for Free Dropbox Users
Also, realize that for the FREE version of Dropbox, you need to log in – at least on the Dropbox website – at least once every 90 days or you risk having your data removed. This is part of the terms of service at Dropbox for free account holders.
What Windows XP Users Should Do
To be honest, there aren’t many choices for Windows XP Dropbox account holders. It is unlikely that you will be able to even upgrade to Windows 10. What’s left?
- Log in to Dropbox at least once every 90 days on the Dropbox website.
- Install Dropbox on another device that has Windows Vista or higher.
- Get a new computer that has Windows 10.
Attend My Windows 10 Webinar This Week
So here is another reason to finally get off of Windows XP! Isn’t it time you learned about Windows 10? Attend the FREE Webinar – Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists presented by me, Thomas MacEntee, on Friday, July 22nd at 1pm CDT.
Do you know that the deadline for upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE is July 29th? The Windows 10 operating system is not so much a choice as it is an inevitability. As Microsoft continues to remove support from Windows 8 and earlier versions, you should get on board the Windows 10 upgrade train now! Learn the new features of Windows 10, how it will impact how you research genealogy, and more. You’ll also learn which default Windows 10 settings to change as well as how to fix common “annoyances” experienced by most users.
Click here to register – via Legacy Family Tree Webinars
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