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  1. My Dropbox has now updated itself to version 10.4.25 and still seems to be working OK. It did install a service, DbxSvc.exe, which was throwing up error messages in my Windows System Event Log - "The DbxSvc service failed to start due to the following error: DbxSvc is not a valid Win32 application." A quick registry edit disabled it OK and it doesn't seem to have caused any problems doing that. It appears to be a service for Windows 7 (Win 7 DDK driver).
  2. I only just got offered KB3182203 today. Now I know what you're talking about! I live in London, and it's actually dark at 4 pm in the middle of winter. We do keep the pubs open until 11 pm!
  3. Well that didn't take too long to fix! I now have version 9.4.49 running quite happily on XP, and the only thing you have to do to make it communicate with the Dropbox servers is run the executable in compatibility mode for Windows 2000! So, it looks as if it looks specifically for XP and blocks it, but an even older OS is perfectly acceptable! Go figure! I found that with a bit of research of course, I didn't find the answer all by myself! It won't let you in with an old version of the client, so what I had to do was uninstall my version, and then find a copy of 3.18.1, which may well be the last that will install on XP from my researches. It installed fine, but still wouldn't let me in because it still said it was an old version, but then, lo and behold, it updated itself to 9.4.49 (the current version) and just carried on working. So, normal Dropbox service resumed, at least for the moment! As always, there's no way of knowing how long this will last for, but I'm very pleased that it's OK again for the moment!
  4. Thanks, yes I was aware of that. As far as I'm concerned that makes the Dropbox app's refusal to connect on an XP system even more of a nonsense!
  5. A bit late in the day, but I've only just spotted this thread! I recently manually updated Adobe Reader to 11.0.17 (it doesn't do it automatically any more of course) and had exactly the same experience! I immediately thought, "oh dear, that's the end of that, back to 11.0.16 again", but as you say after one error message it's now running fine. Bizarre!
  6. I've got version of the Dropbox program installed. I haven't used it for ages, although I do have some files stored there. I just tried it, and was prompted to log in, and was then just told "your computer is not longer supported". I guess if I still want to use Dropbox I can just install the latest version on the Windows 8.1 side of my machine, but it would be interesting to know if this seemingly arbitrary block on XP machines can be worked around.
  7. My Opera 36 didn't update automatically, but it did update when I did a manual check by going to the "About Opera" page in the menu. If that doesn't work for you, the latest version can be downloaded here. You need the file whose name ends with "setup.exe".
  8. Unfortunately, modified system files are one thing that they are designed to check, as that could be a symptom of a virus attack of course. Apart for manually white-listing the files in the AV software, I suspect that there is no ideal solution to this, the AV software is only doing its job!
  9. If you're absolutely sure that it's a false positive, I suspect it's being flagged simply because the file has been modified. I've made really simple modifications to files with Resource Hacker, and my AV (Trend Internet Security) has started flagging them as suspicious files. I'm not sure what you can do about that.
  10. It was an "important" update on Windows 8.1, and I was a bit surprised that it was flagged as high priority on WES09 and POSReady 2009. They don't have the three "optional", "important" and "critical" categories that later versions of Windows have though.
  11. So it would appear.
  12. The normal way is to hover the mouse cursor on the edge of the taskbar until the cursor changes to a double arrow, and then click and drag the edge downwards. What happens if you do that?
  13. @jumper How annoying! It does seem very strange that there is no mechanism to delete old unwanted attachments here. Hopefully one of the mods can do it for you. If not I have masses of free space because I'm a sponsor, so if you PM me I can give you my e-mail address, you can send the file to me, and I can "host" it on my account if you like. Cheers, Dave.