1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       28 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Software Retention?


    Hello,

    I have my OS installed on an SSD. I have all of my other software (many games) installed on HDDs. Will the software need to be reinstalled when I upgrade to Windows 10?

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,317
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Jul 2015 #2

    Some may but most will work without you having to do anything.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       28 Jul 2015 #3

    Any idea what time Windows 10 will be available? I just dont want to spend years reinstalling everything...
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,317
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Jul 2015 #4

    It started downloading to peoples computers this morning. The installations will start on the 29th but no idea exactly when. I don't think anyone knows.

    It's not a forced upgrade. It will download then tell you it's ready to be installed then let you choose when.

    Did you reserve a copy? If not you won't get the free upgrade.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       28 Jul 2015 #5

    Yes I reserved a copy. I'm just deciding whether or not to install it. If I have to reinstall everything, then I'd have to clear a week to do that.
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,372
    Win 10 14393.51
       28 Jul 2015 #6

    pareod said: View Post
    Hello,

    I have my OS installed on an SSD. I have all of my other software (many games) installed on HDDs. Will the software need to be reinstalled when I upgrade to Windows 10?

    Thanks.
    To add a little detail:

    If you upgrade to 10 in the default manner, keeping all data files and applications, most of your installed software may run without any actions from you.

    Games are another matter, because they may be programmed more for performance than compatibility.. Here's an unofficial list:

    Windows 10 Games Compatibility List - Microsoft Community
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