I’m considering Microsoft’s free upgrade to Windows 10 from my current Windows 7. However, I may wait a while to see if any major issues arise for others by reading various forums.
I have discovered possibly one major issue: MS has made no provisions in the Win10 to upgrade or convert Windows Live Mail (Windows Live Essentials) which I have been using for many, many years. I do understand there are some many-step procedures trying to solve this; however, I do not want to loose all the existing folders and e-mails I have saved that are important to me. Now I’m getting nervous.
Why didn’t MS include an automatic conversion for Windows Live Mail? It’s their program?
Windows Live Mail works in Windows 10 and it will be preserved when you upgrade.
Will upgrading from Windows 7 or later preserve my personal files, applications and settings?
Yes, upgrading from Windows 7 or a later version will preserve your personal files, applications and settings.
Backup your computer:
When making significant changes to your computer such as updating the operating system, you should always backup. See links to resources about backing up by clicking the link for the respective version of Windows you are running: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1
Once you have installed these important updates and followed the prerequisite instructions, you should be ready to receive your free update to Windows 10 this summer.