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Will going to Win 10 delete my drives?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

I have finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 as I am upgrading my GPU. I have 7 currently (installed on C drive 128gb SSD) and want to know if updating will delete my data on my two other HDDs J and K drives?

Thanks


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It will only delete the older OS. You may not be able to use some apps because they were designed for Windows 7 though


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during the windows install process, if you choose custom, then you can select what drives to format and which to leave alone, and where to put windows, and if you want you can also make a small partition for windows.

 


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Just now, flashiling said:

during the windows install process, if you choose custom, then you can select what drives to format and which to leave alone, and where to put windows, and if you want you can also make a small partition for windows.

 

3 minutes ago, Berkomeister said:

It will only delete the older OS. You may not be able to use some apps because they were designed for Windows 7 though

Amazing. Thanks, been hesitant for a couple of years since i dont want to loose all my stuff...


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1 minute ago, Pumba217 said:

Amazing. Thanks, been hesitant for a couple of years since i dont want to loose all my stuff...

It will ask you if you want a clean start (delete everything) or if you want to keep your stuff. So beware


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It's always best to physically disconnect any separate data-only drives while installing/upgrading.


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20 minutes ago, Pumba217 said:

Hi,

I have finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 as I am upgrading my GPU. I have 7 currently (installed on C drive 128gb SSD) and want to know if updating will delete my data on my two other HDDs J and K drives?

Thanks

Did you know that both AMD and Nvidia support Windows 7 with new GPUs?...

Anyway it's recommended to backup your drives just in case something goes wrong.


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Make a backup of your files and then do a clean install. J, K and every drive apart from C will not get deleted. You should turn of the SATA ports or physically remove drives when installing Windows 10. What GPU did you get?


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43 minutes ago, Kilrah said:

It's always best to physically disconnect any separate data-only drives while installing/upgrading.

Yeah, you should unplug any drive before install, make sure you don't select the wrong drive.

 

You can also opt for upgrade instead of clean install.

Backup important files before executinng.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Vishera said:

Did you know that both AMD and Nvidia support Windows 7 with new GPUs?...

Anyway it's recommended to backup your drives just in case something goes wrong.

I actually had no idea... i assumed they would have gave up or that the there is performance difference. Ive been away from the PC gaming side of things for about 4 years and man have things changed... Got a 1440p 144hz monitor and getting a RTX 2070 super :) seems like a good combo for 1440p games a for a few years


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Getting a 2070 super :)


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On 9/29/2020 at 9:51 AM, Kilrah said:

It's always best to physically disconnect any separate data-only drives while installing/upgrading.

this. I wouldn't trust windows with something like that, it may just decide that's it's better for the user to get a "fresh start" regardless of what the user chose, for a plethora of reasons. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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I would also recommend getting at least a 256GB SSD for Windows 10.


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Always only have one drive connected while installing Windows. It does whatever it wants, like installing the bootloader on a seperate drive. Better safe than sorry.

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