Microsoft To Kill OneDrive Support For Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

Microsoft announced yesterday that will kill OneDrive on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 on March 1st, 2022. Which means that if you’re on any of those operating systems, you have two choices:

  • Update to Windows 10 or newer
  • Access your files using the OneDrive website

Here’s why Microsoft is doing this:

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. Personal OneDrive desktop applications running on these operating systems will stop syncing to the cloud on March 1, 2022. 

I think that translates to “we want to focus on Windows 10 and Windows 11”. Which makes sense. But is still sure to rile up a few people out there. In any case, if you are running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 and you use OneDrive, consider yourself warned.

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