Windows 11: can it keep personal files?

Andy Shiekh

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Does Windows 11 keep files when upgrading?
 
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When upgrading via windows update everything is kept.
 

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Yes. Just like Windows 10.
 

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Does Windows 11 keep files when upgrading?

When done through Windows Update, yes.

And if you download an .ISO and upgrade that way, is you start the setup.exe from inside Windows 10, it will specifically ask you if you want to keep your files or not.

See Upgrade to Windows 11
 

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Andy Shiekh

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My bad, just confusion/exhaustion on my part.
 

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No worries. It happens. :D
 

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I did an upgrade from Insider Dev and everything was kept,including programs and APPs.
 

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