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Will I Need To Reconnect After Windows 10 Upgrade?

Monday, November 30th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

Linda has a question about Windows 10 that we’ve tackled before, but since we keep hearing it from lots of folks, I’ll answer it again. She writes: “When Win10 automatically upgrades, will I have to reinstall all my programs, reconnect to network, etc.?”


First of all, the Windows 10 upgrade shouldn’t happen automatically. You will need to give approval to start the process when it’s ready to go.

You shouldn’t need to reinstall any of your programs. Program, files, documents, photos, music and settings should not be affected.

You shouldn’t need to reconnect to your network either, since your settings are not affected. Notice I say “shouldn’t.”  I didn’t have any issues with the upgrade. Not so much as a desktop icon moved on my PC. My Internet connection was still fine. But some folks did have issues. So make sure you have all of your important files backed up before you start the upgrade.

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “Will I Need To Reconnect After Windows 10 Upgrade?”

  1. lyn says:

    I had been putting off going to Win 10 because I hate what it did to our computer at home. Will not go into that.

    And yesterday it asked me again if I was ready to upgrade and I click on “later”. However, it instantly began town loading win 10. So, I sat and accepted the change. After a few minutes my screen went black. I waited and waited because that damn thing say “DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PC”. So I was afraid to touch it. I waited for about 3 hours to a black screen and I am not a known for being patient. I,finally, got mad and turned it off and back on; “low and Behold” Win 10 was up and running.

    IT IS BEAUTIFUL. JUST liked my Win 7 and nothing is gone or lost. I’m pleasantly pleased.

    I appreciate all your work and your sharing.

  2. aranyak says:

    no you don’t really need to reconnect while installing Windows 10 once you have completed downloading the upgrade.

  3. Meha says:

    Please Help-
    When I click to read the comments all text is squeezed together-I like reading comments..why does this happen-settings? Also- I am petrified of windows 10-how can I avoid the problems I read about??
    Thank you for being there!

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