Microsoft says OneDrive clients on Windows, 7, 8, or 8.1 will not be able to synchronize their content to the cloud beginning on March 1st, 2022, as per a blog post on its Tech Community forum. OneDrive will likewise at this point don’t get updates in case running on a system doesn’t have Windows 10 or Windows 11 installed.
Files will in any case be open from the OneDrive application regardless form of Windows you’re using — they’ll simply at this point don’t automatically upload to the cloud. To keep away from any issues with OneDrive, Microsoft prescribes moving up to a more up to date version of Windows before March of the following year. Concerning systems that can’t run Windows 10 or Windows 11, Microsoft says that clients can in any case back up their files by uploading them to the OneDrive web application.
As well as stopping updates and the ability to sync, OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 will lose support on January 1st. As indicated by Microsoft, the justification for the change is “to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience.”
The lifecycle for Windows 8 finished in 2016, with Microsoft stopping mainstream support for Windows 8.1 in 2018 and Windows 7 out of 2020. Since Microsoft is wanting to end support for Windows 10 out of 2025, it very well may be an ideal opportunity to begin getting ready for a Windows 11 update.
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