Short Bytes: Earlier this week, Microsoft launched its much-anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update loaded with new features. Surprisingly, some Linux users, including Ubuntu Community manager Alan Pope, are reporting that Anniversary Update is deleting their Linux dual-boot partition.
Well, if you plan to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update on your dual-boot PC, you need to be extra careful.
Prior to the Anniversary Update, Microsoft was being bashed for forcefully installing Windows 10 on Windows 7 and 8.1 operating system. As the latest developments suggest, some users are reporting that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is messing with their dual-boot partitions. Some users are even reporting that the update even deleted their Linux installation.
Recently, Alan Pope, Ubuntu Community manager tweeted:
If these claims are accurate, Linux users surely have a reason to postpone the upgrade for the time being. At the moment, I can’t confirm that Microsoft is deleting partitions. If you have some important data on your Linux installation, I’ll advise you to make a backup.
Seen multiple reports that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update deletes other partitions (containing Linux installs) without asking. :S
— Alan Pope (@popey) August 3, 2016
Aggggh. When I installed Windows 10 it deleted everything on my other drives without asking
— H5S (@TheH5S) August 2, 2016
Sweet now I'm recovering a missing partition with all my shit on it FML Windows 10 thanx
— Tamer Elsayed (@Phara0h) August 3, 2016
On a personal note, I’ve upgraded my dual-boot machine and I didn’t face such issues. For further information, I’ve contacted Microsoft.
Did you face any problem while upgrading your Windows 10 machine? Share your views in the comments section below.