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    will software that is installed on my PC remain after I download 10? I did a back up on another hard drive. will email addresses and bookmarks remain?
    07-20-2015 08:39 AM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Depends on which method of installation you choose. If you choose to upgrade your current OS to Windows 10, all your files and programs should remain. Doing a "clean install" will remove all of your installed programs/apps.

    Which OS will you be upgrading from?

    Email addresses are saved differently depending on what email service you use. For example, if you're a Hotmail, MSN, or Live email user, all your saved contacts/addresses are saved on Onedrive, and are all now under the Outlook "umbrella", which is tied to your Microsoft account.

    If you're a Gmail user, your email addresses are saved with your Google account.. and so on, and so on.

    Bookmarks are something else. Again, it depends on which browser these bookmarks are saved. Microsoft's new Edge browser does have an option to import bookmarks (Favorites) and mine imported fine from Internet Explorer. I can't speak for other browser's saved bookmarks though, (Chrome, Firefox) Your results may vary.
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Depends on which method of installation you choose. If you choose to upgrade your current OS to Windows 10, all your files and programs should remain. Doing a "clean install" will remove all of your installed programs/apps.

    Which OS will you be upgrading from?

    Email addresses are saved differently depending on what email service you use. For example, if you're a Hotmail, MSN, or Live email user, all your saved contacts/addresses are saved on Onedrive, and are all now under the Outlook "umbrella", which is tied to your Microsoft account.

    If you're a Gmail user, your email addresses are saved with your Google account.. and so on, and so on.

    Bookmarks are something else. Again, it depends on which browser these bookmarks are saved. Microsoft's new Edge browser does have an option to import bookmarks (Favorites) and mine imported fine from Internet Explorer. I can't speak for other browser's saved bookmarks though, (Chrome, Firefox) Your results may vary.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    07-20-2015 09:02 AM
  4. Grandma Cassandra's Avatar
    thank you, Window 7 is my OS..and I use Windows live email.. this helps a lot.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    07-20-2015 09:17 AM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. Welcome to the site btw!
    07-20-2015 09:26 AM

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