Microsoft is going to end support for Onedrive in Windows 7 and 8.1


The tech giant Microsoft announced that it is going to stop support for the Onedrive application for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 from next year. It implies after this year from the beginning of January 1, 2022, the older windows version won’t be getting any updates for the App.

Additionally, the desktop app won’t sync your files to the cloud from March 1, 2022. The company says that they want to concentrate more on the new tech and latest OS. That’s why they are taking this step.

It’s a bit interesting to see the ending of support for the app for Windows 8.1. As support for Windows 8.1 will be ended on January 10, 2023. However, the news for Windows 7 and 8 was pretty expected. Because the support for Windows 8 already ended back in 2016, after the launch of Windows 8.1. And, the company dropped the support for Windows 7 back in 2020.

For those who are unaware of Onedrive, it’s a Microsoft cloud service that lets you save your documents and files to the cloud. Later, you can access those files from any device. When you hit the “Save as” option and click on the Onedrive, it uploads your files to the cloud.

It will be a wise decision to upgrade the older OS to a higher version (Windows 10 or 11). But if your devices don’t support Windows 10 or 11 then you can manually upload files to Onedrive on the web.

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