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Increase to OneDrive storage plans announced

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    I don't find appeal in any of mainstream online storages due to lack of local folder synchronization with multiple devices. Dropbox is fine if you are working on small scale.

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  2. #12


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    windows 7 & 8


    I use my Google Drive, OneDrive just seems extremely slow to me.

    Note: still waiting on increase to storage
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Do I understand correctly, if you have multiple Windows 8 installs running on the same Microsoft account, you still only get the basic free amount?

    You could, I suppose, set up each system with a different account and get full free amount. I would think, however, such a setup would cause problems in syncing the systems. Also, you would not be able to share your purchased apps between systems.

    I also understand Office 365 allows for up to four installs. Does each get 1 GB, or is that the total for all four?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    Do I understand correctly, if you have multiple Windows 8 installs running on the same Microsoft account, you still only get the basic free amount?
    Yes, I use the same Live ID on my 2 desktops and my 2 laptops and only get the basic 7 GB.
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  5. #15


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    Doesn't seem fair since I pay the same for the second or third copy of Windows 8, that I should not get the use of the Free space. Maybe Microsoft should change the way that space is recognized and allow the space for each license on that same account....

    It seems many folks are offering Cloud storage right now.... I suppose they are all trying to gain market share since something free does not make them much money.

    I don't use any Cloud storage right now, except for iTunes
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  6. #16


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    Right now its per account not per device. You could have more than one user on a device and they each have their own One Drive storage. I have 7 gigs and my wife has 7 gigs. On the plus side, if you buy an App you only have to buy it once, and can use it on multiple devices that you log on with that Live ID. It's tied to your Live ID, not the PC. It's not all bad.
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  7. #17


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    Does OneDrive show on Windows 8.0? I don't seem to find the drive, my 8.1 has it.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    Does OneDrive show on Windows 8.0? I don't seem to find the drive, my 8.1 has it.
    It may be called SkyDrive on Windows 8.0. SkyDrive Desktop App - Choose Folders to Sync on your PC
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  9. #19


    Cocke Robot, Forcing you to make a copy of every file and folder you want to upload to One Drive is silly. But like this you have yet one more back up of your files (if it's on a separate physical drive).
    Why not use your OneDrive folder as your normal document folder?
    alkaufmann, MS should have localised servers otherwise it's a service which will be for US domestic use only. Because moving dozen of Gb eleswhere takes a lot of time.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8.1


    Just noticed this morning I now have the 1 TB free for being an Office 365 subscriber

    Free amount is still at 7 GB and not the new 15 GB though

    Looks like things are rolling out now
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