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Effective January 1, 2022, there will be no further updates for the OneDrive application on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.  In addition, files will stop syncing to the cloud on March 1, 2022. 

Note, however, that files on those operating systems can continue to be added to OneDrive by manually uploading them.  If you are unsure how to do this, see the first two examples in Upload photos and files to OneDrive.

As explained in Ankita Kirti's blog post, End of support for OneDrive desktop application on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, the reason for this change is "to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide users with the most up-to-date and secure experience".


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Re: OneDrive Desktop Application End of Support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2021, 11:16:56 AM »
Corrine,

What do you mean about OneDrive application?

The one we got from Microsoft Store?

There is also the OneDrive Personal, visible in the menu of File Explorer. Will this also stop sync with the cloud?
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Re: OneDrive Desktop Application End of Support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2021, 01:04:02 PM »
There are no changes for Windows 10 or Windows 11 OneDrive. The OneDrive application from the Microsoft Store requires Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher and OneDrive Personal is also for Window 10 or Windows 11.


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Re: OneDrive Desktop Application End of Support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2021, 02:24:28 PM »
Thanks, Corrine, for the clarification.
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