Re: To all xp users who were running dropbox


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Well, I did not download it on two of the machines as they were still downloading the updates from dropbox, but one thing may be important as on one machine where the program had been uninstalled I used an old copy of the offline installer, ie not the stub based on normally used. This installed and worked and updated itself to the latest version
The other point of course is that all my machines do have the registry moddification to allow windows and msse updates till 2019, though it calls them by a different name. The operating system still identifies itself as xp though.
I have not had time to test this again today, but its worked for a da few days so far.

Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Arno Schuh" <@menschomat>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


Would you please explain how this works? Do you downloaded the actual desktop client from the Dropbox site?
And when I start the client, entering my user and pass I still get a message that tells me that Windows XP no longer is supported - and that's it. The client don't let me in.

Yours sincerely

Arno

Am Montag, 12. September 2016 18:51 schrieb Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>:

I have just explained how I got it to work again in another post, but
to be honest I'm not sure which step was the important one. My guess
is the version of the new desktop client which now allows xp again
when it did not a few days ago.
Oversight or deliberate I've come up empty on their web site and I'm
certainly not going to tell them its working.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Kaplan" <igorkaplan45@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


Mike,

Mike,



So, I don’t really understand, why did you bother to write the
message below, and it is not a first message for the same subject.

You did not give any details, you don’t give any links, how to make
the machine working on windows xp, you keep saying, “it works”. Well,
don’t you fill, everyone is very happy for you already, and every
time when someone having problem with windows xp he or she will think
about you and fill much better.



Do you think, it is a good time to volunteer little more
information, how about some details? Beside giving an exact date
since which you still under windows xp.

Give some thoughts.



Sincerely



Igor





From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Michael Capelle
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:10 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox



yes, it sure can be used, i have been using it this way since the 31
of aug.


From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:06 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox



I was able to log in using your procedure. It appears that I can use
Drop Box though I haven't done any testing to be sure that it works
properly after I log in. It treated my login as though Drop Box were
on a new machine and took awhile to index the files I already had in
the Drop Box folder on my machine. But after awhile, it changed its
system tray message to up to date. So it appears that even though
Drop box sent messages saying it can't be used with XP any longer, it
may be able to be.


GGene

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:06 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox



And what happens when you close the program and run it again or when
you do the same thing by rebooting?



Perhaps there is a bugg in the Drop Box system that allows you to use
the program in this way but it is not what is intended. I received
two messages before the termination date telling me that the program
can't be used and you can't log in using the program itself. If you
can do so using the procedure you gave, that would be useful to know.
But I doubt it is just a one time procedure. I suspect you have to
do so every time you close and reopen the program or every time you
do the equivalent by rebooting.


Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Capelle <mailto:mcapelle@...>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:57 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox



u r not getting i t, when u launch db for the first time, it takes
you to the page in the browser, u log into it, db then starts
normally and logs u in.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


Yes, it takes you to exactly the same web page you can go to if you go
directly to the site itself by opening your browser and going there
directly. You are logging into use Drop Box with your browser. You
are not using the Drop Box desktop program. All you are doing is
using control g to have the program run your default browser and open
the login page. If you look in the system tray, you will see that
the program says starting and it never progresses. You can't use the
desktop program to access Send Space other than to have it open the
login page in your browser and that you can do directly in your
browser.
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


yes, u can, it will say press control plus g to log in, it takes you
to a web page to log in.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:39 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


I'm not sure what you are describing. You have to log in using the
Drop Box desktop program as far as I know. You can't log in using a
browser and then use the desk top program without logging in with
that program.
Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:25 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


i ran the ninite file, and it installed db, than i ran mozilla
firefox to log in, and had no issues.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


I don't know why it is working forMike. It doesn't work here with XP
and I haven't heard anything indicating that it works in general. Perhaps there is something about Mike's machine that isn't standard.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Arlene
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 4:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


I can't believe Drop box still works for xp. I'm glad it still does
for those who use it. My xp box died a long time ago! My very first
xp box quit serving me when I started using jaws 11. It couldn’t
handle it. I had to give it to a sighted user. Yes, with it I had
drop box. I was going into chat rooms that used tc conference. The
second box I got from a friend. it died shortly after I got my 7 box
witch I still have. I'm happy with 7. If I get or end up with ten so
be it.
-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Michael Capelle
Sent: September-11-16 11:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox

oh my gosh dude, chill the f*** out, everyone is different.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lino Morales" <linomorales001@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox


Yeah but the majority of folks on heredon't use them POS machines?
No. I've got nothing else to say. Happy fanagaling guys.


On 9/11/2016 1:29 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
Lino, there's no need to take that sort of tone, especially when
you're wrong.

It is possible to adjust Windows XP so that it gets updates
intended for Point
of Sale (POS) terminals, and these continue until April 9th, 2019.

You may not wish to continue using Windows XP yourself, but please
don't be so
abusive (or misinformed) towards those who do, and who know what
they're doing
to keep it going.


Antony.

On Sunday 11 Sep 2016 at 18:05, Lino Morales wrote:

Say what? Where the hell did you hear this from MR.
Bryian.uk.co.missinformed? Supported officially ended for XP on
APR. 2014. Its high time you all get off the XP trainwreck.
Dropbox did indeed end their support. Fanagle it to work to your
little hearts content.

On 9/11/2016 6:32 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Actually it will let you in with a very old version, but not if
its running on xp.
It obviously detects the operating system. They have sent out many
messages from well over a month ago warning people about this and
it did actually last an extra day. I see now they are claiming
that its a security issue with xp as its not been updated for
over two years, however many of us do have xp updates till 2019,
and really should not be all shoved together with the great
unwashed as it seems xp users are seen these days.

Brian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Arno Schuh"
<@menschomat>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] To all xp users who were running dropbox

Hi,

the update of Dropbox is pushed by one or more entries in
scheduled tasks. So it would be possible to stop the Dropbox
client to update itself. But as I wrote in my last mail - it
didn't matter. Dropbox didn't let you in with an old version of
the client. Yours sincerely

Arno
























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