Windows 10: Will I lose my data if I buy a genuine Windows 10?

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  1. Will I lose my data if I buy a genuine Windows 10?


    Hi ,


    I bought an old laptop long time ago and recently i found out that this laptop has a non-genuine Windows 10 and I obviously don't have a product key. That's why i can't activate or upgrade my windows, which is super annoying. I don't mind buying a new genuine windows 10 from microsoft but I'm so worried that if I do so i will lose all my important data because I can't backup anything with this unactivated non-genuine version of Windows I'm having. Therefore could somebody please answer me, if I change the whole new windows, will my data be safe? If not, is there any way that i can keep all my data.


    Thank you so much

    :)
     
    Phoebe Truong, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. restore from Windows 10 Pro to genuine Windows 10 Home without losing data

    Hi,

    I realize that you want to restore from Windows 10 Pro to genuine Windows 10 Home without losing data. I will try to help you with this issue.

    As you have data to be backed up, suggest you to back the data first. Once that is done as Windows 10 Pro was installed instead of Windows 10 Home, you need to install Windows 7 Home first, then ensure that it is activated and then upgrade to
    Windows 10 Home. You may also use the Windows 10 ISO for the upgrade purpose.

    Keep us informed to help you further.
     
    Srimadhwa B, Oct 29, 2020
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  3. warup89 Win User
    Windows 7 not genuine problem

    It seems like that's an OEM windows copy, it will do that the every time you reinstall the OS. If you have the key, next time you see the "not genuine windows copy" click it and choose to activate by phone, everything else is pretty straight forward as it explains step-by-step. If it doesn't work, then its highly likely that you got a Pirate copy.
     
    warup89, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Will I lose my data if I buy a genuine Windows 10?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 29, 2020
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