Installing Dropbox on Windows 7 Computer

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Hello,

I am trying to install Dropbox on my Windows 7 laptop and what I get are errors having to do with the configurations of folders on my computer. The issue is that I have an 8 year old Toshiba laptop and I don't know if if the problem is with my computer, The Windows 7 OS Professional I have on it or the Kapersky  Anti Virus – Internet Security software I have installed. Could some help me with this problem?

 

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Installing Dropbox on Windows 7 Computer

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Dropbox installation face problem when it is unable to reach windows registry. This occurs because some files contain wrong or incorrect permission to reach registry. If you can fix this dropbox will install conveniently.
 
First of all you have to remove dropbox information from windows registry. 
Open start menu and Type 'REGEDIT' in the search tab. 
In 'REGEDIT' go to the registry editor > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Dropbox >ks
Delete 'ks' by pressing the Delete key from keyboard or by right clicking and selecting delete option.
 
 
Then download dropbox setup from the internet. Restart your computer and start the installation. 
 
Hope it will. In case of any query, comment. 
Answered By 560585 points N/A #189763

Installing Dropbox on Windows 7 Computer

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Failing to install Dropbox on your computer has nothing to do with the age of your machine. As long as the operating system that runs on the machine is compatible with Dropbox then there is no reason for it to not install. Dropbox is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems.

For Windows, it supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. For Mac, it supports Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and higher. For Linux, it supports Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 19+. Since you are running the Dropbox installer on Windows 7, try running it as administrator.

Sometimes this is the problem when installing a program on Windows Vista and later versions. To do it, right-click on the Dropbox installer then select Properties. Select Compatibility tab then check “Run this program as an administrator” under Privilege Level section and then click OK. Another way is to right-click on the installer, point to “Run as” then select Administrator.

You can download the latest version from Dropbox 3.2.6 on FileHippo.

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