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Dropbox to end support for Windows XP


Charities that access Dropbox via the desktop app for Windows XP need to upgrade soon, following the announcement that the file sharing service is to end support from the operating system.

The company says that on June 26, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app for Windows XP will no longer be available for download on dropbox.com. Signing in to an existing account or creating a new account will also no longer be possible on Windows XP.

On August 29, 2016, the Dropbox desktop app will no longer support Windows XP. On this date, users will be automatically signed out of any Dropbox accounts linked to a Windows XP computer. Sign in will be possible again once they have updated to Windows Vista or a later version of Windows.

All files and photos will be safe and users will still be able to access content via dropbox.com or on other compatible computers and mobile devices.

Dropbox says that this is happening to ensure better performance and enhanced security, and these versions are not always compatible with older operating systems.

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April, 2014.

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