Windows 7/Windows 10



I understand that windows 7 will no longer be supported after june

so I want to download windows 10.

Will Windows 7 be automatically deleted when I download Windows 10?


ANSWER: Hello Jim

If you install windows 10 from the upgrade notice you get, from the system tray (lower right) then it will actually place the old windows 7 in to a 'windowsold' folder which you can safely remove but I wouldn't.  Initially at least you will want to leave it because part of the windows 10 recovery is to give you the option to revert back to windows 7, should you run in to troubles (which I doubt). I have done over 400 of the upgrades and only had issues with 2 which I had to upgrade using a usb flash drive, but even with those two, it was still considered an upgrade.  After you have installed windows 10, there will be numerous windows updates that will happen in the background over the next week or so, including the latest windows build. At that point if you run in to troubles you would be able to revert to the previous windows 10 build instead of the previous operating system.. or after 30 days as that is how long you have to revert back to windows 7. Although I'm not sure why the month only and I'm not even sure what happens after that because in all of my cases I have removed the windowsold by that time since it will free up anywhere from 20gb-50gb of disk space.  By that time I think you should be pretty solid with windows 10.

Hope this helps


Mike Dacre
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---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

What if i don't get a notice of upgrade in my tray, Can I still upgrade to windows 10? Where do I go for that?  

Thanks, Jim

Hello Again

Yes, you can still upgrade to windows 10. The easiest way is to read my blog post here:

You will want to follow from point #4

You can check the version of your existing windows 7, whether you have 32bit or 64bit by going to the system check

Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.


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