The new change (via XDA Developers) means that after January 1, the OneDrive application will no longer be available for download, and devices running a retired version of Windows will no longer sync files to the cloud after March 1, 2022.  However, it’s not all bad news because you will still be able to access your files and upload new content from the web version of OneDrive. While it’s not surprising this would happen on devices running Windows 7 since this version is no longer supported, it’s interesting to see Microsoft shutting down OneDrive for Windows 8.1 since it’s still supported until January 10, 2023. If you would be affected by this change, Microsoft is recommending upgrading to Windows 11 to continue using the OneDrive sync client. Or you should upgrade to Windows 10 if your computer doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements for the new OS. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.