Upgrading Win 7 32 bit to Win 10 64 bit

In summary: D:, E:, and G: drives? And C: drive with the OS installed? Why C: drive, and not D:, E:, or G:?The OS is installed in C: drive as usual. D:, E: and G: have user files only. So when I upgrade to 64-bit, do I just format C: drive and leave the rest unaltered?No, you should first upgrade Win 7 to 64-bit, and then to Win 10. Upgrading is supposed to preserve personal files, and if I don't format the other partitions, that too should preserve data therein.
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dlgoff said:
You've probably not had enough time to play, but what's your initial opinion of Win 10?
A good opinion of it from a layman's point of view. I don't have a problem with it; it works fine. Windows had a problem of asking me to sign into a Microsoft account, explaining that life would be easier for me if I do so. But that was only the first few days when I started using my laptop. Now it has stopped bugging me about that.

Programs and softwares that I use the most - Matlab, Java (and NetBeans), LaTeX, Arduino - all work on Windows. I am not a bash programmer, so I don't need Ubuntu very often, unless I am learning bash programming for Android.

Recently after an upgrade to v1909, I found several things broken. After rolling back, everything is again going fine.
 
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Edward Apel said:
I am planning on an upgrade too. Already backed up important drive on my SSD but Windows Media Creation Tool keeps saying 'the process can not be completed. please try again'. I already did this multiple times, even changed another USB for the task. still no luck. Any better alternative to replace Windows Media Creation tool?
Oh...Windows Media Creation tool is the best option for upgrading to Windows 10,unless you're willing to install a clean version of Windows 10,it's not a bad idea, but you need to do more.So about using Media Creation tool:
https://www.uubyte.com/windows-media-creation-tool-guide.html
Or something about upgrading to Windows 10.
https://www.wikihow.com/Upgrade-to-Windows-10
A 16-18 GB USB is enough, at least the last one i used for this was 16GB
 
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KurtChris said:
Oh...Windows Media Creation tool is the best option for upgrading to Windows 10,unless you're willing to install a clean version of Windows 10, it's not a bad idea, but you need to do more.So about using Media Creation tool:
https://www.uubyte.com/windows-media-creation-tool-guide.html
Or something about upgrading to Windows 10.
https://www.wikihow.com/Upgrade-to-Windows-10
A 16-18 GB USB is enough, at least the last one i used for this was 16GB

thanks for the heads up. I will format the USB to NTFS as the post suggestion. Never pay attention to this issue and found out the iso file is over 4G.
 

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