4 Data Loss Risks that can be experienced during System Upgrade

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Anish Kumar

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July 21, 2022


Old system versions of your device put your files and folders at risk, so it’s best to update your system. But, little do you know that there could also be potential risks of losing your essential data while updating your computer system. Here are the four most common data loss risks associated while upgrading the system. Author […]

1. Power loss: One of the most common data loss risks with system upgrades is loss of power that could happen at any time. This can make your files and other crucial documents inaccessible to you.

2. Less storage: The system always mentions the storage capacity that is needed to update the system. If you do not have enough space, then you should stop before starting the system upgrade. Upgrading with a lack of disk space could lead to a system that cannot boot and render files inaccessible.

3. Hard drive failure: A hard drive’s health matters a lot when upgrading your system. If you have been using your computer hard drive for a longer period now and its performance is slower, then upgrading the system on such a hard drive could be riskier for your files lost during the process.

4. Human error: Human errors could majorly contribute to the biggest data loss risk. Any accidentally deleted files or modifications in the BIOS could lead to abrupt data loss. You must read the instructions carefully before upgrading your system.


Upgrading your OS could benefit you with many new features, but there could be many data loss risks during the process. Be very cautious before starting the new upgrade, and Always create a safe data backup of your files to always have the data access.

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