Microsoft OneDrive End of Support
11-10-21: Microsoft OneDrive End of Support
Are you still running Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8.0? If you are, then you are also courting danger and risking the theft of money, personal information, and even your identity. None of these Windows versions are supported, and so all remaining security flaws that we know exist in each, WILL NEVER BE FIXED. You need to move on to Windows 10 at once! Are you running Windows 8.1? Please mark your calendars to reflect the fact that all Microsoft support for Windows 8.1 will end on Jan. 20, 2023, just about 14 months from now.
But wait, that’s not all. Microsoft has announced that any OneDrive customer who IS NOT running Windows 10 or Windows 11 will no longer receive OneDrive updates as of Jan. 1st 2022 and the OneDrive Sync feature will be disabled for those same users on March 1st 2022. Your data files will remain intact and be available for retrieval, despite Microsoft’s not very subtle attempt to get you to abandon unsupported versions of Windows.
Consequently, if you are a OneDrive user running a Windows XP, 7, 8.0, or 8.1 system, you must upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11 in order to retain the use of all OneDrive features and security components. However, at this time, the VCC can not endorse: an upgrade to Windows 11, or the purchase of a Windows 11 computer. So please protect your cloud-based data, and get on board with Windows 10, ASAP. Remember this, if you have to purchase a new Windows 10 PC, make absolutely certain that it will run Windows 11 when YOU are ready for Windows 11.
VCC Presentation 11/5/2021, “Windows 11 – Where Are We Now?”