Solved How destructive is a Windows 10 installation?

July 20, 2015 at 09:24:31
Specs: Windows 7, SP3
I understand that a Windows 10 installation is a destructive one. I just want to check if it will wipe out the partition structure that I currently have in place on my Win7-64 system. I'm (sadly) assuming that it will.

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#1
July 20, 2015 at 09:59:40
As has always been the case, a great deal depends on what options you choose during the install. You can do an install without changing the partition structure. And as always it is wise to maintain backups of all your files. Having such a backup prior to an OS installation, by any method, is particularly important.

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July 20, 2015 at 10:48:23
Thanks. I certainly agree about the backup. It's good to know that I can maintain my partition structure. Would anything in the partitions be preserved, or just the structure itself?

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#3
July 20, 2015 at 11:18:51
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All partitions would maintain their data except that in which Windows is to be installed. But have backups, just in case. As far as installation is concerned it is likely to be very much like previous systems.

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#4
July 22, 2015 at 16:21:11
There should be an upgrade install which should preserve all of that and MIGHT even keep many of the programs installed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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