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Microsoft skydrive now onedrive

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    Microsoft skydrive now onedrive


    I have an Acer Aspire E1-572 8.1 laptop,I want to delete all info of the microsoft onedrive completely.
    The reason is I don't require it any longer.
    Thank You.

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    You can follow Brink's tutorial on how to remove the folder from showing up in Explorer;
    OneDrive - Add or Remove from This PC in Windows 8.1

    However, this does not remove OneDrive from the computer. It's baked into Windows 8.1, you cannot completely remove it.

    Of course, you could move to a Mac or a Linux machine, they don't include OneDrive integration if you don't want it
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    Hello David,

    If you like, the tutorial below can show you how to disable OneDrive integration to completely remove it in Windows.

    OneDrive Integration in Windows 8.1 - Enable or Disable
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    Many thanks both,All sorted here now.
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    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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