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Microsoft announced that it is ending support for OneDrive syncing on older versions of Mac. A similar case is now planned for Windows. It has been announced that from January 1, 2022, no updates will be offered to the OneDrive desktop application running on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Then, as of March 1, 2022, your personal files will no longer be synchronized with the OneDrive service. This means manually uploading and downloading your content from OneDrive on the web on these operating systems. You will also need to trust that they remain equidollarized.

Microsoft clearly recommends that users who want to continue enjoying the OneDrive equallarseme application on the desktop upgrade to Windows 10 or 11. Those who cannot upgrade will have to use the OneDrive web interface.

This announcement affects consumers for now, as from next year business users of OneDrive’s desktop app will have support periods compatible with the lifecycle of the Windows version they are using.

Overall, this move is not surprising. On the other hand, it should be noted that although Windows 8 support ended in 2016, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are in extended support until January 10, 2023. This means that Microsoft has essentially ended support for its software while the associated operating system is somehow still live.


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