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post #11 of 59
So if I have three hard disk that i didn't split in partition i should be safe?
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post #12 of 59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vesimas View Post

So if I have three hard disk that i didn't split in partition i should be safe?

One partition occupying the whole disk is a partition.

I would unplug the non-system disks before updating just to be sure.
post #13 of 59
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Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

I get that data loss sucks, or can suck, but come on. Anyone that should be messing with OS installations and updates should also know that you risk data loss during installation and/or updates.

Dear Lord, what would the average person today do back 25 years or so?

People were just as bad back then, they just didn't have the well developed internet to push their fits and tears out to the entire world.
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post #14 of 59
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People reporting missing partitions doesn't mean they don't have backup. With backup or not, an OS update leading to missing partitions and data loss is quite annoying.
post #15 of 59
Apparently being in the beta is more safe with incremental updated then with one big. I haven't heard any such problems during the beta.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie View Post

I get that data loss sucks, or can suck, but come on. Anyone that should be messing with OS installations and updates should also know that you risk data loss during installation and/or updates.

Dear Lord, what would the average person today do back 25 years or so?

Yes and no.
If for example someone has a windows 10 bootcamp on a mac for certain programs which don't have mac support, updates the windows 10, and it deletes the mac particial, it is a very big deal, even if it's his fault for using a mac in the first place.
Just an example.

Besides, updating an OS on a certain partition should never affect another partition. That is a big no-no.
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post #17 of 59
Kinda remind me how my nexus 5 phone with a famous google update of last month is now worthless since i cant make phone call..


Those corporate can do anything wrong and they never get hit.... mad.gif
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post #18 of 59
I'm gonna unplug all other drives when the update hits my update list (not available where I am right now) and i'll backup some small data on the SSD.

Data loss imminent !!!!

(1511 was a beta test)
(actually windows is a beta test since it came out in 85)
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This happened to me. I was wondering what the issue was then did some research. I thought it was bad harddrive. Only reason I knew it wasn't a bad harddrive was I had a dual boot Ubuntu which I booted up and ran checks. I can access all my files on Win10 but can't get the actual OS to operate and find its missing many files. I am afraid to reinstall it. Having issues backing up files and Win10 restoring wants to format the whole thing.
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I get that data loss sucks, or can suck, but come on. Anyone that should be messing with OS installations and updates should also know that you risk data loss during installation and/or updates.

Dear Lord, what would the average person today do back 25 years or so?

Yeah - too bad W10 messes with these OS upgrades for you without giving you the choose to accept that risk or just use the system as it is wink.gif
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