, Will gradually reduce the use of the old version of Windows, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1 devices from 2022, and will no longer be able to use it from March.
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Microsoft said that in order to concentrate resources on new tools, operating systems, and provide users with the latest products, starting from January 1, 2022, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 versions of the OneDrive desktop App will no longer be updated. The personal version of the OneDrive desktop App on these three platforms will no longer be able to synchronize data to the cloud from March 1, 2022.
Microsoft recommends that users of the above three versions upgrade their machines to Windows 10 or 11 to avoid interruption of operation. If the machine is too old to run the new Windows version, the only way is to use the Web version. Therefore, from March 1 next year, users on older Windows machines have to manually upload files or data to the Web version of OneDrive to access, edit, and share data.
As for the OneDrive Enterprise Desktop App, from January 1 next year, support for the App will follow the Windows support life cycle. Among them, the extended support of Windows 7 and 8.1 will be until January 10, 2023, and the support of Windows 8 has been terminated on January 12, 2016, which means that even for business users, Windows 8 version of OneDrive will be released on December 12 this year. The update will stop on 31st.