1.    14 Jul 2015 #1
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    Will I lose my data, settings, and programs if I upgrade to Windows 10


    I am planning on reserving Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 computer and I wanted to know if I will lose everything.
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  2.    14 Jul 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Zelda, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    When you upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, you keep Windows settings, personal files, and most apps.

    The tutorial below will help give you more details about what to expect with an upgrade.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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  3.    14 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Win 7

    The safe way would be backing up programs and data to an image. Or clone to another hard drive if you got one.
    using easeus todo backup or clonezilla. One is freeware, and one is open-source software.
    Clonezilla - About
    EaseUS Todo Backup software for data backup and recovery in Windows PC & Server.
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  4.    15 Jul 2015 #4
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    Win 10

    What Molyy said. You just never know what might go wrong. I recently upgraded my 8.1 to 10 (10166) and did not lose any data and/or programs, but I did clone my original 8.1 to a second hard drive, and also kept a system image on and external drive...just to be safe.
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  5.    31 Jul 2015 #5
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    Thank you for answering everyone. I have upgraded a couple ago and have not lost anything and seems to be running just fine. Thanks for letting me know everyone.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Zelda, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    When you upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, you keep Windows settings, personal files, and most apps.

    The tutorial below will help give you more details about what to expect with an upgrade.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Great news. Glad we could help.
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