Linux Users Claim That Windows 10 Anniversary Update Deletes Dual-boot Partitions

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linux windows 10 dual bootShort 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.

Apart from the hardcore Windows and Linux fans, there’s another crop of techies who love to get the best of both worlds. These people dual-boot their computers and run their favorite distro alongside a Windows operating system.

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:

Seen multiple reports that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update deletes other partitions (containing Linux installs) without asking. :S

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.

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.

Also Read: 10 Best Features In Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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