Last January, support for Windows 7 definitively ended, yet we still find it on a large number of computers; according to the agency StatCounter In October of this year, they accounted for 13.57% of all versions of Windows. While the Redmonds tried to convert as many users as possible to the more modern and secure Windows 10 (and now 11), the “sevens” were such a successful system that many resisted the free upgrade. Microsoft wants to make this group slightly uncomfortable for life early next year.
OneDrive on Windows 7 and 8.1 ends
Microsoft has announced that it will close the OneDrive desktop application on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 platforms early next year. From January 1, this application will stop receiving updates, and on March 1, it will stop synchronizing files between your computer and cloud storage. Of course, these systems will continue to run, but sending and receiving files from OneDrive will only be possible using a web browser.
Interestingly, Microsoft has taken this step in Windows 8.1, which is still running extended support; its end is scheduled for January 10, 2023. Until this date, corporate users of Windows 7 and 8.1 can still breathe freely, with Microsoft linking the support of the OneDrive desktop application with the overall support of the system.