Will upgrading to Windows 10 replace corrupted Windows 7 system files?

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I had a virus on my windows 7 machine a few years ago that corrupted some system files as well as damaging windows update and my firewall + Microsoft Security Essentials. I ve been putting off doing a full reinstall of Windows 7. Now that I can do a full free upgrade to Windows 10, will the new OS completely

I had a virus on my windows 7 machine a few years ago that corrupted some system files as well as damaging windows update and my firewall + Microsoft Security Essentials. I ve been putting off doing a full reinstall of Windows 7. Now that I can do a full free upgrade to Windows 10, will the new OS completely replace the corrupted files?

Additionally, will it come with a fresh install of MSE and other preinstalled Microsoft security software? Thanks in advance!

Other answer:

Raleigh:
It will replace the files

Windows 10 comes with Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. Windows Defender essentially replaced MSE on Win 8.1 and Win 10

Make sure your hardware is compatible with Win 10 before you take this leap. Incompatibility is the biggest issue with Win 10 upgrades. Motherboards, chipsets, audio cards, video cards, some scanners, some printers – make sure first they will run on Win 10. I can't emphasize this enough. I promise you, if either won't run, your upgrade will be a disaster. Just check the manufacturer's website of each model you have and verify. You may need to install a Win 10 driver. Worst case scenario there won't be a driver and you will either have to buy a newer model of the device or else not upgrade.

David:
I would recommend doing a clean upgrade install. Download the Windows 10 media creation tool from here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software…
and make a bootable USB installer. You will need a blank 4 GB drive.
Boot off the USB and opt for clean install and format the hard drive. You will lose any data stored unless you back it up beforehand.
When you come to activate it, the product key underneath the laptop will be accepted as evidence of a valid upgrade key even though you are doing a clean install. I know I have done it.
Hannah:
It could prevent the upgrade completing and you end up with a trashed system. NEVER upgrade a corrupted system.
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It could prevent the upgrade completing and you end up with a trashed system. NEVER upgrade a corrupted system.
Bob:
yes

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