Windows 7 & 8 to Lose OneDrive Support

Microsoft announced that older Windows  7, 8 and 8.1 versions will lose support for the OneDrive desktop app on the first of January 2022.

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OneDrive is Microsoft’s file hosting service that allows users to access cloud storage on any of their devices, from anywhere.

In a message from the OneDrive team, they said that “In order to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience, beginning January 1, 2022, updates will no longer be provided for the OneDrive desktop application on your personal Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 devices.”

It is advised for those still on Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10 or 11 if they wish to continue using the OneDrive app. If users remain on one of these older Windows versions then they will only be able to back up data to OneDrive by using their web browser. Microsoft also went on to say “Personal OneDrive desktop applications running on these operating systems will stop syncing to the cloud on March 1, 2022. After March 1st, 2022, your personal files will no longer sync and should be uploaded/accessed directly on OneDrive for web.”

For those wanting to move files to their OneDrive from Windows 7, this video from Microsoft will walk you through the process.



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