It is one of the most used applications in the world: Google Drive will stop working on millions of PCs.
Google continues to loosen its grip on older versions of Windows. The Google Drive app will stop working on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in August. Also in the 32-bit version of Windows 10.
Virtually anyone with a computer or mobile has used Google Drive. It is the Google service that offers cloud storage. Several gigabytes for free, and the rest for payment.
The Google Drive app for Windows is used to sync files and folders between all your devices and the cloud. If you upload or delete a file from your mobile, the changes automatically appear on your PC, and vice versa. Or between different computers you have.
Google Drive, goodbye to Windows 8 and Windows 10
As of August, as explained by Google itself, the Google Drive app will no longer work on any version of Windows 8, and on the 32-bit version of Windows 10.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 barely reach 2% of the PC share, although that means several million computers. More complicated is knowing how many people have the 32-bit version of Windows 10, since the statistics do not say it. But it is a significant percentage.
If you have the latter operating system, check if you have the 32-bit or 64-bit version. If your PC has more than 4 GB of RAM, then you probably have the 64-bit version..
Keep in mind that without the Google Drive application you lose synchronization, but You will be able to continue accessing your Google Drive files from a browser…if it hasn’t expired yet.
Google Chrome stopped working on Windows 8 in February, and Firefox will by the end of the year.
The end of Google Drive in Windows 8 it is a natural thing, since it is an operating system abandoned by Microsoft. More surprising is that will stop working on 32-bit versions of Windows 10. Time to switch to Windows 11?