04-29-2012 12:06 PM
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  1. dkp23's Avatar
    Skydrive has updated and now only allows 7gb of free space.

    Those that are currently using Skydrive have the option of upgrading to 25 gb for free since you were are an existing user. Not sure how long this will last, but just wanted to throw it out there in case there was a timelimit to upgrade.

    Simply, a loyalty program, new skydrive users are not eligible for 25gb for free, hopefully you new 900 users signed up!
    04-23-2012 01:37 PM
  2. cgk's Avatar
    Also go and get the desktop app - Skydrive is now useful to me!
    04-23-2012 02:07 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    I can't wait to get home to get the SkyDrive app. 3 out of my 4 accounts were eligible for the free upgrade. Darn, made that last Live account just a few weeks too late, lol. Still, it sucks that new users are shafted with 7GB. A whole lot of FAQs will have to be adjusted. Now SD is in line with other storage places only with the added bonus of buying more GBs for cheap. Chances are MS realized there wasn't nearly enough people using 25GB and didn't see much of a reason to give it away for free anymore.
    04-23-2012 02:13 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    It appears that if you're using a Mac then you need OSX 10.7. My work computer only has 10.6.8, thus, no SkyDrive app for me. :(
    04-23-2012 02:20 PM
  5. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. Just updated both of my SkyDrive accounts back up to 25 GB FREE.
    04-23-2012 02:39 PM
  6. Frenzytom's Avatar
    I also had a problem installing the desktop version on my Windows XP box...it is Vista/7 only?
    04-23-2012 02:43 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    I also had a problem installing the desktop version on my Windows XP box...it is Vista/7 only?
    Yep.
    04-23-2012 02:50 PM
  8. cgk's Avatar
    If you upload a folder of photos to skydrive, while it appears in the skydrive app - it doesn't appear in photos?
    04-23-2012 03:38 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    If you upload a folder of photos to skydrive, while it appears in the skydrive app - it doesn't appear in photos?
    Might have to set the media type to Photos on skydrive.com.
    04-23-2012 03:54 PM
  10. kenzibit's Avatar
    Glad I got my 25GB :)
    04-23-2012 04:27 PM
  11. eric12341's Avatar
    I can't wait to get home to get the SkyDrive app. 3 out of my 4 accounts were eligible for the free upgrade. Darn, made that last Live account just a few weeks too late, lol. Still, it sucks that new users are shafted with 7GB. A whole lot of FAQs will have to be adjusted. Now SD is in line with other storage places only with the added bonus of buying more GBs for cheap. Chances are MS realized there wasn't nearly enough people using 25GB and didn't see much of a reason to give it away for free anymore.
    how are they shafted? theyre still getting more for less when compared to other services.
    04-23-2012 05:03 PM
  12. sykej's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks for the heads up.
    04-23-2012 05:47 PM
  13. ubizmo's Avatar
    Hmm...I just went to SkyDrive and it showed my quota as 25 GB without my having to do anything. I installed the Windows app, but there was nothing to update, as far as my account was concerned.
    04-23-2012 06:47 PM
  14. wastegate's Avatar
    Ok, I signed on to skydrive and it shows my at 7GB. It also doesn't show anything where I can upgrade to 25GB. Did I miss it? Thanks.
    04-23-2012 07:10 PM
  15. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Ok, I signed on to skydrive and it shows my at 7GB. It also doesn't show anything where I can upgrade to 25GB. Did I miss it? Thanks.
    When did you make your Windows Live ID?
    04-23-2012 07:12 PM
  16. wastegate's Avatar
    When did you make your Windows Live ID?
    Well, I used my hotmail account, but I've had it for over a decade. And I signed into skydrive last week.

    The thing is when I sign into skydrive now, it doesn't show anything about upgrading to the 25gb. Is there something I'm missing? Maybe the free upgrade offer is over? Thanks for the reply.
    04-23-2012 07:27 PM
  17. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Well, I used my hotmail account, but I've had it for over a decade. And I signed into skydrive last week.

    The thing is when I sign into skydrive now, it doesn't show anything about upgrading to the 25gb. Is there something I'm missing? Maybe the free upgrade offer is over? Thanks for the reply.
    I think if it's a Skydrive account created up to April 22nd. You should have the 25GB option. Maybe contact support?
    04-23-2012 07:34 PM
  18. wastegate's Avatar
    I think if it's a Skydrive account created up to April 22nd. You should have the 25GB option. Maybe contact support?
    Ok, I'll try thanks guys.
    04-23-2012 07:35 PM
  19. HeyCori's Avatar
    I think you have to at some point used SkyDrive before the 22nd to qualify.
    04-23-2012 07:41 PM
  20. wastegate's Avatar
    Finally figured it out. I had to go to the PC site to upgrade. Again, when I signed in via the phone app there was no mention of any upgrade to the 25GB option. Only when I navigated to the PC site did I see the free upgrade option, which I opted for of course. Thanks for all the help guys and I hope this helps others too.

    You qualify for the free upgrade to 25GB if you signed up for skydrive before April 22nd. So if you signed up before make you sure to go to the "PC skydrive" site and choose the upgrade option.
    04-23-2012 07:45 PM
  21. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Finally figured it out. I had to go to the PC site to upgrade. Again, when I signed in via the phone app there was no mention of any upgrade to the 25GB option. Only when I navigated to the PC site did I see the free upgrade option, which I opted for of course. Thanks for all the help guys and I hope this helps others too.

    You qualify for the free upgrade to 25GB if you signed up for skydrive before April 22nd. So if you signed up before make you sure to go to the "PC skydrive" site and choose the upgrade option.
    Oh lol. I thought you had looked at the PC site and didn't see anything. I didn't realize that you were maybe only on your phone.
    04-23-2012 07:48 PM
  22. wastegate's Avatar
    Oh lol. I thought you had looked at the PC site and didn't see anything. I didn't realize that you were maybe only on your phone.
    Yeah, my mistake. Thanks for all your help!
    04-23-2012 08:13 PM
  23. ubizmo's Avatar
    You qualify for the free upgrade to 25GB if you signed up for skydrive before April 22nd. So if you signed up before make you sure to go to the "PC skydrive" site and choose the upgrade option.
    I still don't see any upgrade option, and my quota was never downgraded to 7 GB.
    04-23-2012 08:15 PM
  24. AKA Preluva's Avatar
    You would think they would just automatically upgrade those who had it before but I guess not. And don't ya just love how they start out at one level then decide to down grade everyone and make you pay for it?
    04-23-2012 08:16 PM
  25. N8ter's Avatar
    Bit of a shame they gave away a competitive advantage vs. Google Drive which will be launching soon, but expected given what they did with Zune Pass.
    04-23-2012 09:53 PM
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