We heard from a reader concerned about what will happen to Microsoft Word and all documents on the PC in a Windows 10 upgrade:  “When I bought my Dell laptop several years ago, I had Word pre-installed by Dell. When I install Windows 10 will I lost my Word app and documents?


Great question. As long as you are taking the upgrade from a Windows 7 or a Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10, you shouldn’t see any change in your Word App or your Word documents. If you were doing a clean install of Windows 10, if would be a different story. You would need to reinstall all of your programs and save your documents to another drive to restore later.

~ Cynthia