Unable To Connect To Onedrive

(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

Unable to connect to OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) on my Windows 8.1 device.


You might see a message  “To connect to OneDrive, you need to go to PC settings and update Windows”

Microsoft makes frequent updates to OneDrive on Windows 8.1 to improve performance, reliability, and security. Some of these updates are required for Windows 8.1 to connect to the OneDrive service.

Solution: Make sure you use Windows Update to keep your PC up to date.

Go to PC Settings > Update and Recovery or Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update.

What is Onedrive?

The one place for everything in your life. Get OneDrive on all of your devices and access your photos, videos, documents and more from almost anywhere.

OneDrive Updates:-


To apply this update, you must be running Windows RT 8.1 or Windows 8.1.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


Microsoft gave its cloud storage service a makeover in 2014, replacing the now-defunct SkyDrive with the shiny, new OneDrive.

OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)

First up is OneDrive, Microsoft’s storage option. Those who use Windows 8 and 8.1 have OneDrive built into their operating system, where it shows up in the file explorer next to all of the files on your computer’s hard drive. However, anyone can use it on the Web, by downloading a desktop app for Mac and earlier versions of Windows, or the OneDrive Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Xbox apps.

You can store any kind of file in the service, including photos, video, and documents, and then access them from any of your Windows PCs or mobile devices. The service organizes your files by type for you, so it’s easy to find what you need.

OneDrive works seamlessly with Windows devices because it’s baked into the Windows operating systems running on PCs, tablets, and Windows Phone. It’s easy to open and edit files from OneDrive in Microsoft’s other applications, such as Word or the Photos app. Since OneDrive is closely tied with Office, it’s a good choice for anyone who uses Office frequently.