Dropbox ending support for Windows XP - but not Vista!??


Vista Guru
At a time when many software makers are treating Vista like XP's ugly little brother, this is a pleasant surprise: https://www.dropbox.com/help/9227.

Those running Windows XP are actually advised to "update to Windows Vista or a later version.":confused:

That makes me feel somewhat better about purchasing this expensive rig in 2008 to replace my pitiful XP machine.:)

As far as I know, the only other product that supports Vista but not XP is Pale Moon: https://www.palemoon.org/PM_end_of_WinXP_support.shtml. (Well there's also IE 9 and the latest versions of MSE.)

Edit: BullGuard antivirus also supports Vista but not XP, and apparently so do 2017 betas of ESET and Vipre.
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    Intel Q6600
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT


I had a notification today that Dropbox has stopped support for Vista.

We're reaching out to let you know that Dropbox no longer supports the following operating systems: OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8, and Windows Vista. The minimum supported operating systems are now Windows 7 or later for PCs, and OS X 10.9 or later for Apple computers.
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Thanks for the info :)

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit
    Dell Inspiron 1420
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250 @1.5GHz
    2GB (2 x 1048MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated Graphics media Accelerator X3100
    Sound Card
    Integrated Stereo Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.1 Widescreen WXGA Display with TrueLife
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB SATA Hard Drive