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#1 Sintharius

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:40 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 x64, intended to upgrade to Windows 10.

My question is, I have 3 partitions - one for Windows and programs, one for personal data and other apps (i.e. games), a third one to stash programs and tools I use. Which partition would the upgrade to Windows 10 process affect? I wouldn't mind reinstalling Steam games, but if I have to reinstall the ones that are not bound to Steam then it would be a real pain.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:42 PM

Alex!  :hug:

The upgrade should only affect your Windows partition. What size is it, and how much free space do you have on it right now?

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:43 PM

It's 149GB large, and with 16.4GB free... I need to go look in there and clean things up (probably logs. lol)

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:47 PM

Yeah I suggest you to do that as well :P If you can get at least 25-30GB of free space you should be good, just in case. At worst, you could uninstall small programs (like Notepad++, VirtualBox, etc.) and install them on another partition.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:49 PM

Okay, so after running Disk Cleaner and manually deleting some stuff (the logs from my antivirus suite alone is 31GB :lol:), now I got 48.2GB free. Going to run Defraggler to check fragmentation.

Edit: 15% fragmentation... be back after I finish this.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 07 August 2015 - 02:51 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:07 PM

(the logs from my antivirus suite alone is 31GB :lol:)


Perks of being a beta tester? :P With around 50GB of free space you should be good!

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