The new OneDrive 64-bit offers greater stability and speed

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  • Using the OneDrive 32-bit version on an x64 system will work, but transfer speeds and processing power will be affected.
  • Making sure that the change from your x32 OneDrive to the latest 64-bit model goes smoothly will require using the same, or a newer version.
  • Microsoft recommends that ARM users are better off sticking to the 32-bit version of OneDrive for now, to guarantee full compatibility.
  • To ensure that large or numerous files will be processed accordingly on your 64-bit Windows, using the x64 version of OneDrive is recommended.

On the 8th of April, Microsoft made a long-awaited announcement dealing with the release of an x64 version of OneDrive for Windows systems.

Even though this release is only a preview, x64-bit processor owners can finally rest assured that their system will work at its full capacity with this version of OneDrive.

This implies that your 64-bit system will be able to finally use the full span of your system’s memory and processing power, ensuring fast access to large files, and dealing with large numbers of files.

If you already have OneDrive installed on your PC, then it is safe to assume that you own the 32-bit version, so here it what Microsoft had to say about making the change:

To move from the 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa) you’ll need to make sure the OneDrive version you install is the same version as you currently have, or newer. 

Latest OneDrive brings faster upload and download speeds

With the release of the 64-bit version of OneDrive, Microsoft responded to the burning request of users across forums complaining that the 32-bit version is causing a variety of compatibility issues with their systems.

Having a 64-bit version of OneDrive on your 64-bit system will bridge the gap in architecture, allowing the faster processing of large files, but also including download/upload of a large number of files as well.

Before jumping into installing the newest release of OneDrive, it could be useful for you to understand what version of OneDrive you have on your system. To do so, simply follow the information from this Microsoft document.

Don’t hesitate to download the x64 version of OneDrive released by Microsoft, a short while ago.

One extra piece of information worth mentioning is that your 64-bit system will work with both versions of OneDrive (32-bit or 64-bit), but there will be differences in processing speeds, so make sure to choose wisely.

Does the OneDrive 64-bit have ARM Support?

If you own an ARM64 device, Microsoft recommends that you use the 32-bit version of OneDrive to avoid any issues.

The vice president of product for OneDrive announced in a Twitter post that support for devices based on ARM64 is coming, but didn’t offer an exact date for the release.

If you want to always keep updated with the latest news about OneDrive, don’t hesitate to explore the OneDrive Blog, and the OneDrive release notes pages.

We hope that the information presented in this short guide have helped you understand the OneDrive 64-bit release a bit better.

Unleash the potential of your 64-bit system by downloading the new OneDrive today.

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