Deprecated Google Drive drops Windows 8 and 8.1 support and all Windows OS 32-bit versions (August 2023)


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Jan 8, 2011

Google Drive for desktop release notes​

Note: To avoid compatibility issues and service interruptions with Drive for desktop, stay on a version that Google released within the last 12 months. For details, go to Manage Drive for desktop updates for your users.

In August 2023, we're ending support for Drive for desktop on Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2012, and all 32-bit versions of Windows. To avoid service interruption, Windows users should upgrade to Windows 10 (64 bit) or higher before August 2023. Users of a 32-bit version of Windows can still access Drive through a browser.
Official notes: Google Drive for desktop release notes - Google Workspace Admin Help

News source: Google Drive app ends support for Windows 8/8.1 and 32-bit OS in August

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