Microsoft OneDrive desktop application support will end for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Microsoft OneDrive has been one of the best cloud services for users across the globe. However, Microsoft will reportedly be making changes to the services. The company is announcing the end of support for the OneDrive desktop application that runs on Windows 7,8 and 8.1 operating systems. The announcement was made through a blogpost and it was mentioned that the resources will now be used for the new services and providing the most secure services to the users.

It is why the updates for the above-mentioned will be stopped from January 1, 2022. If you were automatically syncing the data through the OneDrive desktop application on Windows 7,8 and 8.1, then it will stop syncing automatically after the announced date. The users will then have to manually upload the files through the web from their devices. Although the support for the desktop app will end on January 1, the app itself will stop working after March 1, 2022.

One of the major reasons for doing so is to push the users towards the newer operating system like Windows 10 and 11. For now, the company is already providing extended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 till January 10, 2023. So if you are still using the OneDrive desktop application to sync the data on the cloud, then it would be best for you to either upgrade your OS or look for a different cloud service that can automatically work on the older Windows operating system. To check whether your PC is available for Windows 11 upgrade, you can run PC Health checkup to know if your device meets the requirements

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