Installation :: Does Upgrade From 7 Create A New Registry Or Uses Old

Dec 19, 2015

I will upgrade to Win 10 during Christmas. Would like to know if an upgrade from 7 creates a fresh/clean new registry, or does it use the existing win7 one?

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When I attempt to create a recovery drive, I get this message.

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