"You've exceeded the number of devices supported by OneDrive" error when signing in to OneDrive

This is a remedy when you get an error saying "When exceeding the maximum number of devices supported by OneDrive" when signing in to OneDrive under Windows 10 environment.

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  "You've exceeded the number of devices supported by OneDrive" error when signing in to OneDrive


When I set up OneDrive for the first time, I get an error saying "You've exceeded the number of devices supported by OneDrive" and I can not sign in to OneDrive.

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Cause:

OneDrive has a "file acquisition function" that accesses files stored in different PCs. This is a function of accessing files in another PC via the OneDrive website, and the name of the signed-in PC is registered on the OneDrive website.When this registered PC exceeds a certain number, the message "You've exceeded the number of devices supported by OneDrive" is displayed.The upper limit is about 40-50 units. Although it rarely goes beyond the upper limit, since it will be recognized as a separate PC even after initializing Windows, repeating OS initialization may exceed the upper limit.



  Please access the OneDrive Web site and remove the registration of the computer.


① Using a web browser, open the OneDrive Web site(https://onedrive.live.com/)and sign in.

② Click [PCs] from the menu on the left.

hint : If the menu is not displayed, click the menu icon () in the upper left.
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③ Since the list of PC names is displayed under the item of [PCs], click the PC name that you want to remove.

hint : If you do not know the PC name that you want to remove, click on any PC name.(You can re-add it even if accidentally removed.)。
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④ Click [Remove PC] in the right pane of the page.

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⑤ When the confirmation message appears, click [Remove PC].

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⑥ In the same procedure, remove other PC names.

hint : If you reduce the number of registrations to 20 - 30 or less, the error will not be displayed.

Note:

The method of re-adding the removed PC name on the OneDrive Web site is as follows. (OneDrive App must be signed in with a Microsoft account.)

① Right-click on the OneDrive icon in the notification area, open it with the Settings -> Settings tab and tick "Let me use OneDrive to fetch any of my files on this PC".

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② Press the OK button.