May 20, 2022
Microsoft to End OneDrive Support for Windows 7 and 8 on March 1st 2022

Millions of Windows PC Owners will No Longer have Access to Microsoft’s OneDrive

Microsoft will end its support of OneDrive for Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines, requiring upgrades to Windows 10 or Windows 11 by March…

Microsoft is warning millions of Windows PC owners they’ll lose support for OneDrive in the not-too-distant future. The software giant says OneDrive will no longer be compatible with machines running either Windows 7 or 8, come Tuesday, March 1st, 2022. So, anyone with a computer on those releases will need to upgrade to Windows 10 or to Windows 11, in order to continue to use OneDrive.

Microsoft to End OneDrive Support for Windows 7 and 8 on March 1st, 2022

Despite the fact that Windows 7 and 8 were first introduced about a decade ago, millions of people still continue to run the outdated operating systems. However, it’s important to note that not all computers have the capability to handle Windows 11. This means it’s necessary to run a systems’ requirement check in order to ensure it’s compatible. Microsoft’s Ankita Kirti wrote in a blog post announcing the news

“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.”

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