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What will the upgrade to W 10 Enterprise overwrite?

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    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit

    What will the upgrade to W 10 Enterprise overwrite?


    The instructions to upgrade Enterprise edition to Windows 10
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn783436.aspx
    says:
    3. Boot the computer using the installation media and follow the installation prompts. (Note that this will overwrite all files on the computer.)

    Does it really mean the computer, not the system drive (C:\) only?
    Are data on other drive(s) in danger?

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    System drive only but when changing OS I always disconnect other ones, much safer that way.
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    Posts : 26
    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit


    Thanks. This is the obvious case, but once they could possibly mean what they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgey View Post
    Thanks. This is the obvious case, but once they could possibly mean what they say.
    Windows was always famous for sticking BOOT sector to wrong partition and sometimes even spreading it on multiple ones.
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    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit


    So is there a real danger that other drive(s) can be harmed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgey View Post
    So is there a real danger that other drive(s) can be harmed?
    Potential is there specially if partitioning and formatting has to be done. Giving every partition it's name can help.
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    windows 8 enterprise 64 bit


    Thank you, I'll try to be cautious.
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