Microsoft OneDrive updates on Windows 7 and 8 to end in January

Microsoft has announced that updates for its OneDrive on Windows 7 and 8 will end on January 1, 2022.

According to Microsoft, updates will no longer be provided for OneDrive desktop applications on Windows 7,8 and 8.1 devices because they wanted to focus their resources on new technology. Additionally, Personal OneDrive desktop applications running on these operating systems will stop syncing to the cloud on March 1, 2021.

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For those who are currently running these operating systems, Microsoft urges you to upgrade your system to either Windows 10 or Windows 11 to avoid disruption. For machines that do not meet system requirements for a Windows upgrade can back up and protect their files by manually uploading them to OneDrive on the web.

Note that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are in extended support until January 10, 2023.

Source: Microsoft

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