Google Drive will no longer support Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and the 32-bit version of Windows 10 starting in August. Those systems are now outdated.
On January 10 of this year, Microsoft itself ended support for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. After all, it requires a lot of resources to continue to provide older systems (which use a different structure) with the latest updates and to ensure that that they continue to function properly with specific applications, such as Google Drive.
To be clear, this is the client version of Google Drive, which allows you to synchronize files in the Google Drive folder of Windows Explorer with your cloud files. Of course you can still use the web version of Google Drive to upload or download files.
Windows 10 support will also be lost
It should be noted that support for Windows 10 is also ending. That will happen somewhere in the second half of 2023. It only concerns the 32-bit version of the operating system. It uses RAM less efficiently than the 64-bit version of Windows 10 (which can divide the RAM into 64 ‘compartments’).
Although your Google Drive will be able to continue to use the browser, further support does not necessarily depend on Microsoft. In addition to Edge, Google Chrome has already dropped support for Windows 8 devices. Mozilla Firefox will wait a little longer, until September 2024. Apple users must have at least macOS 10.15.7 to continue using the Google Drive app.
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