[access-uk] Re: Ending Support for Windows XP on August 29th.

  • From: Shaun O'Connor <capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:45:25 +0100

well don't even bother with Vista, that is total bloat( and long dead anyway), alternatives?hmm depends on your budget, accessability requiremtns and so forth.( interesting how dropbox only mentions windows versions and not alternative operating systems(linux anyone??))
if you really must go the windows route, then you could of course join the insider program for windows 10 and I think(although I could be wrong here ) you might ultimatetly qualify for a free upgrade to the official release version of windows 10 however you will have to be pretty quick on the draw as the free upgrade program ands in about 3 months time, after which the only route to a brand spanking new windows 10 will be either a retail copy which you will have to buy, or a brand new compuuter with Windows 10 pre installed. In the first scenario you would have to determine if your current computer will run Windows 10. whichever option you choose it is a very good idea to back up any important documents you have on your system so that you dont lose them.

On 20/04/2016 13:24, Colin Howard wrote:

Greetings,

Guilty as charged, see below, hope it is of use to some.

We noticed you're running the Dropbox desktop application (client) on
Windows XP. We're writing to let you know, as of August 29th, 2016, Dropbox
will no longer support this version of Windows. You can find which devices
connected to your account are running Windows XP by visiting your account
page.

Don't worry — your files and photos aren't going anywhere! But you'll need
to update your computer to Windows Vista or later to access them through the
Dropbox desktop application. You can find instructions on how to update your
operating system on Microsoft’s website.

If you don't want to update your operating system, your files will still be
available through the Dropbox website. However, on August 29th, you'll be
signed out of your Dropbox account on your computer and the Dropbox desktop
application will no longer be accessible.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. For more information,
please see our Help Center.

Sincerely,
- The Dropbox Team


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