Windows 10: What You’ll Lose When You Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

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  1.    21 Jun 2015 #71

    Evening everyone,

    A quick question - if I upgrade by installing 10 over 7, will I lose files etc that are currently on my desktop, and in my downloads and documents libraries?.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    21 Jun 2015 #72

    Bristolian said: View Post
    Evening everyone,

    A quick question - if I upgrade by installing 10 over 7, will I lose files etc that are currently on my desktop, and in my downloads and documents libraries?.

    Thanks in advance.
    Documents and data should be fine for an upgrade, nothing should touch them

    If you have the Get Win 10 app installed (windows logo in bottom right) it should tell you if anything is incompatible with Win 10, even mentions data and files now

    Best to be safe though and backup
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       21 Jun 2015 #73

    Bristolian said: View Post
    Evening everyone,

    A quick question - if I upgrade by installing 10 over 7, will I lose files etc that are currently on my desktop, and in my downloads and documents libraries?.

    Thanks in advance.
    On and upgrade nope. On a clean install yes. So for the first time all your files(and compatible programs and program data too) will still be there.
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  4.    21 Jun 2015 #74

    Thanks, chaps.

    On another issue though, while I was at work my Wife decided to use the Upgrade option, and had installed Windows 10, and the latest version through Windows Update. She has another SATA HDD (local disk E) on which she has backed up her odds and ends. That HDD shows up in Settings, storage, but it clicking on it it says that it's not accessible, and just says NTFS.

    Do I suggest trying to get the latest drivers for her motherboard etc?. Speccy (by Piriform) already detects the other HDD though.

    Very Best Wishes,
    Bob.
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       21 Jun 2015 #75

    Is it being seen in Disk Management? I don't mean File Explorer. When you say SATA HDD do you mean an external HDD or a 2nd internal?
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  6.    21 Jun 2015 #76

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Is it being seen in Disk Management? I don't mean File Explorer. When you say SATA HDD do you mean an external HDD or a 2nd internal?
    It's a second internal and does show up in Disk Management... I've also edited my query...
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       21 Jun 2015 #77

    One more question, please bear with me, even if I don't know the answer someone else might. She used the upgrade option using setup.exe from the Win7 desktop. Was Win/ BIOS or EFI partitioned before? and did it maybe get change during/by the upgrade. I ask because then Windows will not be able to see the 2nd disk if it has a different partitioning as the OS. Not all is lost if this is the case though, just time consuming.
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       21 Jun 2015 #78

    Edit last post: I'm talking about MBR to GPT partitioning sorry.
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  9.    21 Jun 2015 #79

    Cliff S said: View Post
    One more question, please bear with me, even if I don't know the answer someone else might. She used the upgrade option using setup.exe from the Win7 desktop. Was Win/ BIOS or EFI partitioned before? and did it maybe get change during/by the upgrade. I ask because then Windows will not be able to see the 2nd disk if it has a different partitioning as the OS. Not all is lost if this is the case though, just time consuming.
    Hello again, Cliff,
    Thanks - she used the Upgrade option from the Windows 10 Insider website. Her main Windows 7 HDD or Bios etc wasn't partitioned.

    Very Best Wishes,
    Bob.
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  10.    22 Jun 2015 #80

    Bristolian said: View Post
    Hello again, Cliff,
    Thanks - she used the Upgrade option from the Windows 10 Insider website. Her main Windows 7 HDD or Bios etc wasn't partitioned.

    Very Best Wishes,
    Bob.
    It appears it's an issue with Permissions - despite trying the registry fix, to add the Take Ownership into the Context Menu, and then selecting the Privacy settings for that drive, this still hasn't worked.
    We're going to use a USB - SATA adapter, and access her files that way.
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