Home windows 8 and eight.1 died earlier this yr, however that hasn’t stopped individuals from persevering with to make use of these working techniques. But when the shortage of assist and safety updates haven’t compelled you to improve, Google’s now rising the strain to get on to a contemporary OS: Come this summer season, it’s discontinuing assist for its Home windows 8 and eight.1 Google Drive apps.
As reported by Android Police, a Google Drive assist web page warns customers to improve to Home windows 10 for uninterrupted service—and particularly the 64-bit model, as the corporate can also be dropping assist for 32-bit Home windows 10 techniques. Whereas internet entry to Drive will nonetheless be obtainable, sync will cease working in August.
Dropping assist for lifeless variations of Home windows isn’t new for Google, which began this push with Chrome again in February. Different corporations are making comparable strikes, with Mozilla additionally ending Firefox assist for Home windows 7, 8, and eight.1.
Upgrading to Home windows 10 needs to be easy—and if you have already got a licensed copy, gained’t value you something. (If for some cause you don’t, attempt one among our suggestions for getting an affordable license key.) Simply remember to again up your PC earlier than starting the conversion. Even when you are able to do an in-place improve by way of the improve assistant, which installs the brand new model of Home windows with out wiping your apps and information, it’s a safeguard towards one thing going awry. In the meantime, for those who’re transferring from 32-bit to 64-bit Home windows, having backups is totally obligatory. You sadly can’t make the soar with out a full wipe and contemporary working system set up.