Windows 10: Question on upgrading data retention

Discus and support Question on upgrading data retention in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; As I contemplate taking the upgrade offer, to upgrade from 8.1 to 10, I have been doing some reading here in regards to the upgrade process. Since I am... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by dburne, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. dburne Win User

    Question on upgrading data retention


    As I contemplate taking the upgrade offer, to upgrade from 8.1 to 10, I have been doing some reading here in regards to the upgrade process. Since I am not changing out motherboard, I would prefer to try the upgrade first rather than the pain of a clean install.

    Anyway, I have 4 physical drives, one of which has three partitions. Two SSD's ( One has Windows and programs, the other games), and two hard disks that have data on them.

    I guess my thinking is, by doing the upgrade route, it will preserve everything that I have installed for Windows 10, like all my games along with their settings.
    Now in reading the Windows 10 Upgrade installation tutorial thread in the forum, is states:
    So I was thinking I could just leave everything connected as is, and the upgrade would retain the appropriate drives and data on them. By disconnecting, how is it going to do that?
    Or is this referring more to doing a clean install? I know whenever I do a new system build, or replace the motherboard, that is what I do, just have the C drive connected.

    Thanks for any tips, just trying to wrap my head around everything in preparation for when I do the upgrade.

    :)
     
    dburne, Dec 16, 2015
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    A firmware installation on an N86 shouldnt really delete anything due to the user data retention.
     
    chanchan05, Dec 16, 2015
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  3. Nokia *bleep* suite, so frustrating.

    +1 for the rant, Nokia the new version AKA OVI without user data retention is woeful...
     
    gdavidf---01, Dec 16, 2015
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  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Question on upgrading data retention

    From my experience I never have unconnected my secondary drive(HDD) when I update the OS on my primary(SSD) and I've never encountered any issues with the drive and the data on it. When done the data and drives are there and the letters that were assigned are the same.

    Just my experience,,
    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Dec 16, 2015
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  5. dburne Win User
    That is kind of what I was thinking as well. Certainly I will have full recent backups of all my data stored on an external hard drive, just in case something should happen with the data on any of those drives. But I was thinking it should retain the drives along with the drive letters and data on them.

    Thanks,
     
    dburne, Dec 16, 2015
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    You're welcome.. and I had the same results when I went from 8.1 to 10 build 10240 and with every subsequent upgrade.

    Good luck
    Jeff
     
    BunnyJ, Apr 4, 2018
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