Did MSFT pull the OneDrive plug on XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by eatup, Dec 5, 2014.

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    All of a sudden I can't log into OneDrive on XP using IE8. It gives me a custom error page. Did Microsoft just ban IE8 on XP from OneDrive forever?
     
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    Technically, isn't this illegal, since Windows 7 original came with IE8 and won't expire until 2020?
     
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    I do not know if it is legal or not, but I do know that ie is not secure and those with windows 7 can not get a higher ie than 8. xp originally came with ie6 or less.

    therefore anyone with win7 still running ie8 are sadly insecure and should get updated right away.

    BTW, still cannot access my onedrive from ie8, no problems accessing from firefox.
     
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    Well that won't matter after June 2015.

    Each version of Windows at that point will only be provided Internet Explorer updates for versions which are the latest to run on that so system, so.....
    • Vista will only receive IE9 updates (IE7 and IE8 users need to upgrade to IE9)
    • Win7 will only receive IE11 updates (IE8 and IE9 users need to upgrade to IE11)
    • Win8 (original) can only run IE10 (however they could upgrade to Win8.1 if they desired). Similarly Server 2012 R1 users are in the same boat but will be stuck at IE10. Browsing isn't a priority here mind you.
    • Win8.1 will only get IE11 updates (same with Server 20012 R2)

    Now Server 2003 would "technically" be eligible for IE8 updates, but support for it is kaput in a month. So IE8 will be completely history by this scheme. The only other way it would be supported is in POSReady 2009, but again, browsing isn't considered a priority here, and I'm sure neither is OneDrive.
     
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