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Dropbox Windows Service spiking your CPU? Check your Antivirus Settings!

Customer Theodore Bogucki recently reported strange behavior when running Dropbox as a windows service with AlwaysUp: If I run Dropbox as a normal application, the CPU will run at about 10%. Following the directions to set up Dropbox in AlwaysUp … Continue reading

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My Dropbox Windows Service no longer works after Updating Dropbox – Help!

Recently, a few of our customers running Dropbox as a windows service with AlwaysUp have reported failures after manually updating to the latest version of Dropbox. These are happening because Dropbox changes the location of its executable file during the … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp Works Well on Windows 10 (but no keyboard or mouse in Session 0)

Our month-long evaluation of AlwaysUp 9.1 running windows services on Windows 10 started soon after the new operating system was released on July 29th. Testing was comprehensive, targeting all major features including: Installation & setup Sending emails in response to … Continue reading

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AlwaysUp 9: Improvements for running Dropbox/Google Drive/Box Sync/OneDrive 24×7 in the background

We are pleased to announce the availability of AlwaysUp version 9.0, our market leading run-anything-as-windows-service solution used by thousands worldwide! New features include: Better support for Dropbox, Google Drive and other Applications Programs that allow you to run only a … Continue reading

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How Dropbox Auto-Upgrade Works (and How to get AlwaysUp to Play Nice with it)

The Problem: Dropbox Automatic Updates Recently, a few customers reported “issues” with Dropbox automatically updating itself and causing havoc when running under AlwaysUp in their 24×7 environments. Apparently the auto-upgrade would restart Dropbox outside of AlwaysUp and that unmanaged instance … Continue reading

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Video: Start Dropbox whenever your PC boots

For our customers using Dropbox, the helpful folks at HowTech have created a step by step video tutorial showing how easy it is to download and install AlwaysUp, then use it to setup Dropbox as a Windows Service: You can … Continue reading

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