Up until now, users could only access a 32-bit version of the app to store their files, photos and other documents even if they were running a 64-bit version of Windows 10. The problem with running 32-bit software on a 64-bit version of Windows is that 32-bit programs can only access 4GB of system memory even on systems with higher amounts of memory.
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By making OneDrive available as a native 64-bit application, users will likely see a performance increase as the software can now use more of their available RAM.
In an update to the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the software giant explained that “OneDrive is now available as a 64-bit install for AMD64-based devices”.
Users interested in downloading and installing the new 64-bit version of OneDrive can find the software here.
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