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Microsoft to end support of this crucial feature for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users

If you want to have the best experience with One Drive, the tech giant recommends you use the latest version of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Chrome. Additionally, Microsoft recommends that if you are using Windows 7 or 8, then you update it to either Windows 10 or Windows 11 to avoid disruption.

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Tech giant, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer provide updates for the personal desktop OneDrive app on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. The change will be effective starting on March 1, 2022. The company mentioned in its blog post, “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.” Also Read - OneDrive app to stop supporting cloud sync from March 1, 2022 on these Windows versions

If you want to have the best experience with One Drive, the tech giant recommends you use the latest version of Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Chrome. Documents will, in any case, be open from the OneDrive application regardless of what version of Windows you are using. They will just don’t upload automatically on the cloud. Also Read - How to upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 for free

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Additionally, Microsoft recommends that if you are using Windows 7 or 8, then you update it to either Windows 10 or Windows 11 to avoid disruption. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are in extended support until January 10, 2023. Windows 8 reached the end of support on January 12, 2016.

OneDrive system requirements

  1. 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 7.
  2. Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2012 (including R2), or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  3. Mac OS X 10.12 or later.
  4. 1.6 GHz or higher, or Intel-based Mac computer, or a Windows 10 ARM-based PC
  5. 1 GB of RAM or higher
  6. 1024 × 576 minimum resolution
  7. High-speed Internet access.
  8. NTFS or HFS+ (case insensitive) or APFS (case insensitive)

If you do not meet the system requirements for Windows 10 or 11, you can back up your files manually by uploading them directly to the OneDrive website.

The OneDrive mobile app requires these things

  1. Android 6.0 or later phone or tablet.
  2. An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 13 or later.
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  • Published Date: November 8, 2021 11:17 AM IST



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