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Old 07. Jul 2014, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I stupidly signed up for and paid for 50GB storage on onedrive, Now I find out that I can't use it with Windows XP. I understand why Microsoft would do that, but I have WIN 7 on only one laptop of the two I use regularly. A big part of the reason for me buying space was to keep the two laptops synced in certain aspects. (Hope that's clear enough).
I'm to old to learn a lot of new tricks, but there must be a way to get access to the onedrive from my XP laptop.
Does anyone know of a piece of freeware or open source software that will give me a work-around?
I am on a home network
Laptops: Lenovo T60 w/xp; Toshiba with Win 7.
If nobody has thought about this, maybe I'm misinterpreting something. Hot any solutions?
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Old 07. Jul 2014, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does say that when you sign up.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/o...indows-app-faq
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Old 07. Jul 2014, 11:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are third-party products that are meant to do it e.g. syncdriver dot com which is free for non-commercial use. I didn't provide the hyperlink as it doesn't have a WOT rating. It scans fine on VirusTotal, is available on free download sites and has been around long enough that it should be relatively low risk. Even so, I would make sure I had good backups of all my data on all my PCs connected to One Drive before trying it.
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Old 08. Jul 2014, 12:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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With hard drives being cheap, why not set up a home solution or even just back up to a portable drive (which is going to be faster and more secure than any online solution).

I don't ask my neighbour to look after my wallet for me ...........

And the Banks are regulated??? and secure??
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Old 10. Jul 2014, 09:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I stupidly signed up for and paid for 50GB storage on onedrive, Now I find out that I can't use it with Windows XP. I understand why Microsoft would do that, but I have WIN 7 on only one laptop of the two I use regularly. A big part of the reason for me buying space was to keep the two laptops synced in certain aspects. (Hope that's clear enough).
I'm to old to learn a lot of new tricks, but there must be a way to get access to the onedrive from my XP laptop.
Does anyone know of a piece of freeware or open source software that will give me a work-around?
I am on a home network
Laptops: Lenovo T60 w/xp; Toshiba with Win 7.
If nobody has thought about this, maybe I'm misinterpreting something. Hot any solutions?
Just a thought VirtualBox runs on Win XP could you not download and install that and then create a Win 7 virtual machine, install Onedrive onto that and then set up a folder share between the host (Win XP) and the Win 7 Virtual machine to transfer your files into Onedrive...

I don't know what the spec is for your Win XP system I assuming that your unable to simply upgrade it Win 7 ?

I think I would have just went with using Dropbox rather than Onedrive they both do pretty much the same thing if I was looking for a cloud based solution, but to late for that now you spent the money on Onedrive I guess...
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Dropbox is generally better for sharing folders amongst more than one computer. I use OneDrive but it is known for having problems. I largely avoid them by using OneDrive as a backup medium to sync my PCs ie I don't directly work on files in the OneDrive folders instead I sync any changes at the end of a block of work .
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