Dropbox ditches support for Windows 8.1, it’s time to upgrade

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Windows 8.1 has unfortunately become Microsoft’s least loved operating system these days, and this is probably one of the reasons for which apps from various companies are abandoning it like a sinking ship.

Dropbox says goodbye to Windows 8.1

You will no longer find the app available for download from the Microsoft Store and the company also confirmed that they are not supporting the operating system anymore. It’s also important to note that this affects only the UWP app because the service itself will still support Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as well.

This should not come as such a shock for users because as a third party app is pretty understandable to ditch support for a platform that Microsoft itself has almost ditched itself. And let’s be honest, probably more people are using OneDrive these days rather than Dropbox. On the other hand, this issue doesn’t seem to affect Windows Phone 8.1, according to some users who checked the situation.

More Windows 8.1 apps remove from the Store

A while ago Microsoft Translator has removed their application from the Microsoft Store. A few days ago, various Windows 8.1 users have been complaining saying that their installation of the app was no longer working and the app was not available in the Microsoft Store anymore. A user how has spoken to Microsoft support confirmed that the app was indeed discontinued for Windows 8.1.

The current version of this app is noting a minimum requirement of Windows 10. This did not really come as a surprise especially considering that Windows 8.1 has less than 6% market share these days and it exited mainstream support since January. This was only another hint, telling users that it’s time to upgrade their systems to Windows 10.

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