Dropbox is ending support for Windows XP and nudging people in the direction of Windows 10.
The Dropbox desktop app, at least the Windows XP version, will cease to be available for download from 26 June, according to a Dropbox post, at which point signing on or creating a new account will not be possible.
"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."
Users get a few weeks to get their documents and data in order, and can then switch to a version of Dropbox on Windows 10.
"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," said the firm.
"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.
"If you're running Dropbox on a Windows XP computer, you'll need to update your operating system before August 29, 2016."
Dropbox added that it is ending support because it is now more than two years since Microsoft itself ended support for XP.
"Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April 2014. We are ending our support of the Dropbox app for Windows XP to keep our product offerings in line," the firm said.
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