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Upgrade Dual boot Linux system to Windows 10

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:32 PM

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Posted 25 August 2015 - 03:58 AM

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 06:02 AM

The Catch-22 is that the Linux bootloader may be overwritten, unless that install is on a separate drive & unplugged, and will need to be fixed post-upgrade to Windows 10. 


So it may be best to include some repair suggestions in the Topic. At a minimum sudo update-grub will be needed after upgrade, that is, if the Windows 10 upgrade doesn't bork the Linux bootloader. It's been a month since 10's release & some are having issues already. 


I've had to revert to my Windows 7 installs on 3 PC's so far, only one runs good enough to keep it, as well as a virtual machine running 10 Pro in Linux Mint. Windows 10 slowed them all down, AV/AM scans doubled in time, short SuperAntiSpyware scans that were taking between 18-25 seconds to run were taking up to 2 minutes, this is just totally unacceptable. On a HDD, I could see this, but on SSD's with 500MB/sec reads & writes, I can't. Windows 10, like 8.1 before it, is not a one size fits all, but rather hit or miss. 


And if it misses bad enough, surely the Linux bootloader will be gone. I've seen this personally on one machine, fortunately I have the Linux Boot Repair Disk on CD, yet that won't fix the broken Windows 10 OS. A lot of Linux users doesn't have this. 



Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 

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