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By Arrkyna - / Sunday 23 August 2015 17:42 /
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By  Mauskau  |  34

Don't trust them when it says it'll retain your old files, you need to always back up your files before upgrading or changing your OS. Sometimes Windows is nice enough to put your files in a folder on the Windows drive called "windows.old" which would be where everything you had on that drive before would be saved. However I don't know if they kept that feature in Windows 10.

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By  Nessco  |  36

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  thawny_fml  |  21

Said no one intelligent ever.

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  katachristic  |  19

There are more friendly Linux distros by now that just work out of the box. It's not like you have to use the terminal for everything anymore (even if it is faster).

By  memeometer  |  11

Back up on a hard drive before u make any major changes u absolute moron

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  Omfgitsmia  |  15

Name calling isn't necessary, but common sense isn't common. In this day and age, everyone knows to back up to an external hard drive before updating your OS.

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  jbuckets_404  |  32

Obviously not everybody :-( Flash thumb drives work well as well as knowing enuf to initially create a second partition for said personal documents & even installation/ setup files for non-Windows apps.

By  Mauskau  |  34

Don't trust them when it says it'll retain your old files, you need to always back up your files before upgrading or changing your OS. Sometimes Windows is nice enough to put your files in a folder on the Windows drive called "windows.old" which would be where everything you had on that drive before would be saved. However I don't know if they kept that feature in Windows 10.

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  stridick  |  9

they do have it. my installation was in another language for whatever reason and because of that I screwed up the install, but I got everything I needed from that folder

By  stryder9090  |  28

Don't you hate it Windows damn technology devices don't work the way they're supposed to...what a pane in the ass.

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  RadikulRam  |  16

You can also always use a program like Parted Magic, as long as you didn't overwrite the 1's and 0's. Most formatting options don't do this, they just keep the old files (which are 1's and 0's) and rewrite them over time, to give you your memory back.

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  Xivion  |  17

Definitly check windows.old and while you're at it make sure you need with the privacy settings too! I've never seen such an invasive os. Don't get me wrong, still loving it! Just gotta make sure it's not accessing your: microphone, video camera, calendar, your contacts, apps that use feedback, or keeps other apps running in the background like: calendar, photos, one drive, Xbox, alarm clock.... Etc

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  moneylessrc  |  15

I work at a computer repair shop, and recuva doesn't work great for deleted files, but there are some free programs that do. if you want them, shoot me a message.

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