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Kindle for PC & Win XP

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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:23 PM

I would like to get the Amazon Kindle app for my PC, but it is running Win XP. The App page says,



Platform: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7

Several people asked in the Q&A if it runs on XP and most people said it does. In another place on Amazon, it says,



Note: Kindle for PC applications running a software version below 1.14.0 are no longer supported. To continue reading on your app you can easily download and install for free the latest version of the Kindle for PC. If you are running an operating system that is not compatible with our app, you may continue reading from your computer with Kindle Cloud Reader. Additionally, if you are running Windows XP, you will be able to use only up to Windows for PC 1.16.0.

So, does anyone know for sure whether it runs on XP?




PS: I wasn't sure where to post this. If this is not the right place, please advise and/or move it.

Edited by Cynthia Moore, 16 January 2017 - 09:25 PM.

Running Win 10 & Office 365.

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

From the Amazon quote, it seems as if version 1.16.0 will still work with Windows XP and version 1.16.0 is "above" version 1.14.0, so it should still be supported and work. The question it seems to me is whether or not Amazon provides a link to still download version 1.16.0. I would try the Amazon site to see which version it gives you. If it does not work, there are third party sites that might offer it or your could contact Amazon support.

Your other option is to use the Kindle Cloud Reader, as suggested. It should work with a browser in XP and then works similar to the actual Kindle PC app and does appear to still offer offline reading.

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