Windows 10 on SSD
Not sure if this has already been asked, but I'm waiting for my upgrade to my installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
It's running on an SSD as opposed to a hard drive and due to space limitations of the SSD, all my libraries for docs, pictures, music etc are located and set up on a secondary standard hard drive.
My questions are . .
When the upgrade takes place, will I need to set up the library paths again, or will everything stay in place with upgrade?
Normally I find it's better to do a clean install of an OS rather than an upgrade. Is this still the case?
Can I chose when to upgrade? I'd rather download Win 10 and wait awhile before installing. Is this possible?
Many thanks for the help.
Welcome to TenForums
Have a look at this tutorial by Shawn:
Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation
Hope this helps
Have a look at this tutorial by Kari:
Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10
And the following for the Clean Install - Windows 10 - Clean Install
Thanks for the welcome and the info. Much appreciated.
I've read through the links and am pretty confident I understand what to do when the time comes. It has thrown up another question though . . .
I would much rather do a clean install than upgrade, but am I right in thinking that I first need to upgrade and then do a clean install? I read on the Microsoft site that to do a clean install of Windows 10 I'll need a Windows 10 product key which I'd need to purchase?
Yes, you will need to upgrade first, then you can do clean install. Remember to back up! If clean install asks for key, skip it, you can check once install is done to see if its properly accepted the key.
The reason for doing the upgrade first is so that the key can be associated with your copy of windows.