Okay, I ran 2010.1 as a live CD, and upgraded from that with no problems. Very good!
2 small points.
1) When I was asked whether to use the existing partitions, I would have been more reassured to have been asked whether to use the existing Linux partitions. The "existing partitions" option did in fact leave my Windows installation untouched.
For future reference, I always use the Custom
option, so I can select each individual partition, and also use the Advanced
section, from that window, where format and partition labels can be individually selected; other options too.
2) I was told to remove the CD right away when that wasn't possible (running in live mode). I was told again later when it was appropriate, prior to first boot.
I don't recall seeing that one. Maybe you misread what was an instruction to reboot, and a reminder to remove the disk when asked. That one I see. The last step in a reboot, or shut down, is when the tray opens and a message appears, telling you to remove the disk, then press the Enter
key, to close the tray and complete the cycle.