Windows 10 Help!!

#1
Hi guys,
I'm using windows 7 and got a free update of Windows 10..
I saw the reviews of it and I felt that it's worth of updating. Now, before updating, I have a question that after the updation of Windows 10, will it format the C drive(like it does when we install a new copy of Windows) coz' there are a lot of important files and I do not want to lose it...
Any help will be appreciated!!!
Regards,
Saboor.
 


kemical

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#2
If your worried about any files before upgrading then your best bet is to back them up first. Usually your old files can be found after the upgrade in a folder marked Windows.old and these can be extracted if need be but to be on the safe side I'd back up anything you want safe just as a precaution.
 


#3
If your worried about any files before upgrading then your best bet is to back them up first. Usually your old files can be found after the upgrade in a folder marked Windows.old and these can be extracted if need be but to be on the safe side I'd back up anything you want safe just as a precaution.
Thanks for the fast reply kemical!!!
Thanks for the advice. Will follow as u say...
But another question, is it worth upgrading to windows 10 coz' I've googled a lot but I'm confused whether to upgrade or not...
Regards,
Saboor.
 


Mark H

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#4
It's up to each person to decide whether to upgrade or not.
As far as Windows 10 formatting the drive, only if you do a clean install. An upgrade leaves all programs and files intact. Still, best to backup important files first. In my case, I imaged my drive first. On my test tablet, I imaged the drive, replaced the drive with a new one, and restored the image to that, then tested.
Also, don't forget you have 30 days to revert back to Windows 7 if you don't like it.
 


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kemical

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#5
is it worth upgrading to windows 10
This is entirely up to you. You could always try it and if your not happy go back to win 7 but you'll have to be quick.. :)
 


maybe

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#6
Also, don't forget you have 30 days to revert back to Windows 7 if you don't like it.
Only 30 days! You mean after 30 days you can no longer go back and need to restore a backup image?
 


kemical

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#7
You will also have lost the activation key for windows 7 as it will have been replaced with a win 10 key so you have to be quick as I said.
 


#8
It's up to each person to decide whether to upgrade or not.
As far as Windows 10 formatting the drive, only if you do a clean install. An upgrade leaves all programs and files intact. Still, best to backup important files first. In my case, I imaged my drive first. On my test tablet, I imaged the drive, replaced the drive with a new one, and restored the image to that, then tested.
Also, don't forget you have 30 days to revert back to Windows 7 if you don't like it.
I've upgraded to WIndwos 10!!
Actually there was no use for a backup coz' all my C drive files where there as it was....
And it's very smooth, so not going to go back to Windows 7 ever!!! :p
Thanks for the help anyway (that includes Mark H and kemical)!!!
Regards,
Saboor.
 


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