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    Formating PC (upgrading windows)

    by ed1omerovic ·



    I want to format my pc but first i need to know one thing. I have C: and D:, C has 100gb and windows is installed on C and on D i have 350gb of pictures videos etc. My question is if i format C: (delete everything from C) and install newer windows, windows 7 is installed now but i want win 10, will i be able to use those pictures and videos that were still on drive D.


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      Upgrade to Windows 10

      by dineshramgaikwad ·

      In reply to Formating PC (upgrading windows)

      Yes if you Only format the C drive and intsall new windows on the same it work all fine, how ever i will suggest you can still upgrade to windows 10 without loosing any data

      There has always been Windows 10 available at no cost, to upgrade from previous Windows or to do a Clean Install. You will need a Windows 7, or 8 product Key to activate.

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      by mytechforum ·

      In reply to Formating PC (upgrading windows)

      When you format and installing/upgrading windows you only affect the HDD/partition you choose under the installing/upgrading, so if you choose C: in the install you only affect C: but allways better safe than sorry, so i recommand anyways to take backup just in case if possible.

      Regards Raymond

    • #2421872

      Yes you can but still be prepared to face any challenge:

      by abby1991 ·

      In reply to Formating PC (upgrading windows)

      Well, yes, if you format only C drive & install new Windows on the same it will not put any effect on your data, stored in other partition of the drive, but still, I recommend you to keep a backup of your data stored in all the partitions of the drive or else download the data recovery software like Stellar data recovery professional so that in case of any data loss situation you can recover your lost or deleted data with the help of the software.

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      Formating PC

      by deborasumopayroll ·

      In reply to Formating PC (upgrading windows)

      Format C drive and install new windows there will be no loss of data

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