1.    31 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 10

    Problem with upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 10

    I have a PC with a 2 drive setup. Drive C:\ is system drive and drive D:\ contains all programs etc... installed on PC.

    When I go to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 I am not able to keep all programs and settings. I am only given the option to do a clean install.

    Anyone who can help as to solve this issue it would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  2.    31 Jul 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    How do you do the upgrade ? Via ISO or upgrade from free windows 10 upgrade ?
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  3.    31 Jul 2015 #3
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    I tried via ISO.
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  4.    31 Jul 2015 #4

    Programs can install their files all over the place so simply having a drive with programs on and then expecting it to work won't work.

    You should unplug an hard drive that is not going to be the OS drive in case Windows decides to place some of its files on them. This can cause problems later on when you need to replace that drive.


    1. Switch off and unplug drive
    2. Do your ISO install, remember to delete all partitions on the OS drive and create a new one.

    Once installed and activated, switch off PC and plug drive back in. I am afraid that you will need to reinstall your programs as thats the only way to be sure to get them working as like I say they can install files to other places.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    So you say to do a clean install.

    I am trying to avoid this.

    You say to unplug any hard drive that is not going to be the OS so open laptop and unplug D:\ drive. I do not think so.

    I do not think Microsoft has made it so difficult to do an upgrade.

    Anyone else have any experiences of this problem and how to solve it ?

    Thank you.
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