If one updates a partitioned laptop from W7 to W10, does it preserve the partitions and user profiles? I keep all user data away from the C partition, on, in my case, an F partition, so that all my music, etc is on that one, including Outlook, Word, Photos, downloads, for two user profiles.
I have just done the same with my laptop. I created a 30G partition for win 10. I now have the option of the Win7/ Win10 dual boot. My profiles have been kept in both but I updated for win10. However, you will need to ensure that you enable sharing (I had to have some help with this)so that both OS's can use your files etc. I did install my MS Office2013 on Win10. So far, so good. hope this helps. Aitch
Thanks; I only have 47 Gig "spare" on C: drive; hope that is OK. Am proceeding to update, scan for viruses etc, and defrag prior to making an image of C drive and a Freefilesynch copy of the F (data) drive,
Did all the preparations last night on laptop. Started th W10 update; A circle of white dots is in the new window saying "Working on it" - how long does this phase take? Can I just leave it and go out?