Microsoft announced that they will end support for OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 in March 2022. Users on these windows versions will not be able to sync their content on OneDrive from 1st March 2022.
Microsoft will also no longer provide updates to OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. OneDrive will only receive updates if it is running on Windows 10 and 11.
Users will still be able to access those files that are already backed up on OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. However, automatic file backup will stop on these Windows versions starting from 1st March 2022.
The Windows maker encourages users to update to the latest version of Windows before March 2022 to avoid any problems.
Those users whose system requirements don’t meet the OS requirement of Windows 10 and 11 are able to use OneDrive web to back up their files and content on the cloud.
Apart from ending support for automatic cloud backup on 1st March 2022, Microsoft will also stop supporting OneDrive updates for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 from 1st January 2022.
The company said that they took this step “to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience.”
Microsoft has already ended support for these older Windows versions in order to focus on the newer version. The company has ended update support for Windows 8 in 2016, 8.1 in 2018, and for Windows 7 in 2020. These three operating systems are no longer receiving any new software or security update.
Before the official launch of its latest Windows 11 version, the company has already announced that it will end support for Windows 10 in 2025. So users have approximately three to four years to update to the newer version of Windows. If the PC didn’t meet the system requirement then users must have to upgrade their PC specs or buy a new PC to install the latest window version.
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