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   Will I be able to carryover my present CCleaner from windows 7 to Windows 10 ? Or will i be required to start all over with a new CCleaner download. I presently have the Professional Download that has the extra goodies.

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It all depends on how you upgrade to Windows 10.

If you are doing it online it will ask if you want a clean install, or if you want to keep your old programs and files.

If you go for a clean reinstall then you start from scratch, if you tell it to save your existing programmes and files then it will do so.
But always make a full backup of everything anyway, just in case something goes wrong during the upgrade. (A mirror image with something like Macrium is even better).

When I upgraded from 8.1 to 10 all my programmes and files, even saved logins and browser favourites/bookmarks were still there after the upgrade.

PS. If you do happen to lose CCleaner during the upgrade then you simply download/install it again and enter you name and licence key to reactivate pro.

BONUS information.
If you have a valid/genuine Windows 7/8/8.1 licence then you may be surprised to hear that you can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free in most cases.
(The few cases where it doesn't work is where old hardware is not compatible with Win10, but that would be the same if you had bought Win10 anyway).

But they stopped doing free upgrades after the first year didn't they?
Well , they said they were going to - but they didn't. (They just stopped telling people).

You can still easily upgrade to Windows 10 for free as long as your older Windows has a valid registered licence.
See this article for how to do it:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/

That article was last updated on 19 March 2020, and the free upgrade is still working as of 3 weeks ago.

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On 12/04/2020 at 00:34, loopy said:

   Will I be able to carryover my present CCleaner from windows 7 to Windows 10 ? Or will i be required to start all over with a new CCleaner download. I presently have the Professional Download that has the extra goodies.

Has Windows 7 been upgraded to Windows 10? Under normal circumstances, if this software is compatible with Windows 10, then after you upgrade to Windows 10, it can also work on Windows 10, but it cannot be ruled out that Windows 10 update brings any unpredictable trouble.

 

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On 14/10/2020 at 10:30, Famppink said:

Has Windows 7 been upgraded to Windows 10? Under normal circumstances, if this software is compatible with Windows 10, then after you upgrade to Windows 10, it can also work on Windows 10, but it cannot be ruled out that Windows 10 update brings any unpredictable trouble.

 

Got this way for you to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7,this is the way to minimize the risk of failure.

https://www.windows10passwordreset.com/free-upgrade-to-windows-10.html

At the same time, there are some precautions that you need to know and pay attention to.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12435/windows-10-upgrade-faq

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@Famppink That's simply a copy of the zdnet article that I posted six months ago.

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