Fwd: Re: Windows 10 upgrade

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Wed Apr 27 21:48:43 UTC 2016

Jerry Lapham schreef op 27-04-2016 21:18:
> I have an HP desktop with a 1 TB drive which came with Windows 7.  I 
> shrunk
> the Windows partition to 100 GB and have installed and run Kubuntu 
> 14.04 LTS.
> I don't actually use the Windows 7 but I see no reason to delete it.
> My question is:  is it safe to apply the free Windows 10 upgrade or 
> would it
> cause problems with my linux partitions?

You should always really have an external drive and install grub on it.

This is as simple as loading any random USB stick and doing:

grub-install /dev/sdb on it if the usb is sdb.

If you have that grub somewhere (not the boot menu and the boot files, 
those are still on your harddisk, it is just the code in the master boot 
sector) you can always boot back into your system.

Once you are booted you can reinstall grub by running grub-install again 
or maybe even update-grub.

Once you know that there is really not any issue.

good luck.

ps. the windows 10 upgrade will just move your old windows 7 files out 
of the way, keep your users and user data, and create a new windows and 
possibly, program files tree. It's an "in place" upgrade for the most 

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