Tech News: Microsoft OneDrive is finally getting a 64-bit version for Windows.
Microsoft released the first 64-bit version of Windows in the early 1980s. In 2007 it came out with OneDrive. Despite this story, the Windows version of the file sync app is only now making the leap to 64-bit, with Microsoft announcing a new client preview. In an announcement noted by Windows guru Paul Thurrott, the company says the new version of OneDrive will help those who need to transfer large files or many files at once, as 64-bit systems have access to more resources than their own. 32-bit counterparts.
“We know this has been a long-awaited and highly requested feature, and we are thrilled to make it available for early access,” the company said. “You can now download the 64-bit version for use with OneDrive work, school and home accounts.” One thing to note is that the preview is currently only available on x64 installations of Windows. If you own a computer like the Surface Pro X and then have Windows 10 on ARM installed on your system, you’ll have to wait. Microsoft recommends that you continue to use the 32-bit version for now.