'Upgrade to Windows 10' query

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  1. Posts : 76
    Win10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #21

    As I said, Nigel, I'll stick to 'playing' with it on dual boot for a while - it will take some getting used to!
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  2. Posts : 17,369
    Windows 11 Pro
       #22

    mikephillips said:
    OK - I had 'the impression' this was an unrestricted freebie from M$ for legit 7/8 holders and no-one in their right mind would risk running the upgrade with its uncertainties on a machine on which they depended!
    Think of the average computer user. They turn it on, they log onto the single account that they created using the OOBE wizard when they bought the thing, their cable company connected it to the internet for them. I'll bet over 50% of computer users would have no idea how to even do the upgrade if it was anything more than pushed via Windows Update or given to them on a disk or flash drive with printed instructions let alone make a backup image and full restore or dual boot. Most of them probably think dual boot means having both a left and right.
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  3. Posts : 4,176
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #23

    Have been a long term advocate of multiple installations

    Not sure what my record is for multi-boot but this snip shows what is possible

    'Upgrade to Windows 10' query-partitions.jpg

    I keep the snip as it shows that you do not require a primary partition for an OS
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  4. Posts : 76
    Win10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #24

    I've tried every which way to test/search etc to find out what I will not be able to run in 10 OR what I will have lost should I take the 'revert' option to 7 within the 1 month limit. A few things depend on the set up I have at present. Running in Virtual Box does not seem to produce the 'upgrade' icon so I am stumped there.

    One observation that puzzles me - with a dual-boot, the system appears to 'lose' my normal profile folder on my original drive in 'Users' so I cannot access that.
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