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Microsoft has announced that OneDrive upgrades for Windows 7 and 8 will be discontinued in March

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Microsoft says OneDrive clients on Windows, 7, 8, or 8.1 will not be able to match up to their substance to the cloud beginning on March first, 2022, as indicated by a blog entry on its Tech Community gathering.

OneDrive will likewise presently don’t get updates in case running on a framework that doesn’t have Windows 10 or Windows 11 introduced.

Documents will in any case be open from the OneDrive application regardless form of Windows you’re utilizing — they’ll simply at this point don’t consequently transfer to the cloud. To stay away from any issues with OneDrive, Microsoft prescribes moving up to a fresher variant of Windows before March of the following year. Concerning frameworks that can’t run Windows 10 or Windows 11, Microsoft says that clients can in any case back up their records by transferring them to the OneDrive web application.

As well as stopping updates and the capacity to synchronize, OneDrive on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 will lose support on January first. As indicated by Microsoft, the justification for the change is to focus resources on new advances and working frameworks and to give clients the most forward-thinking and secure insight.

The lifecycle for Windows 8 finished in 2016, with Microsoft ending standard help for Windows 8.1 in 2018 and Windows 7 out of 2020. Since Microsoft is intending to end support for Windows 10 out of 2025, it very well may be an ideal opportunity to begin planning for a Windows 11 upgrade.