Updates are mostly coming for Removes/solves Errors, bugs Fix, adds security
improvements, and Upgrade a Completely new version of that software.
When you update a program, you’re applying new patches and changes to the
existing file on your computer.
The update file you’re downloading and installing is pretty small comparatively,
so it doesn’t take long, and
when you upgrade a program, then the existing file is being uninstalled, and
a new one is being installed in its place.
This takes significantly longer, and there are many more changes to the program
in an upgrade then there is with an update.
What is Update?
An update is new, improved, or fixed software, which replaces older versions
of the same software. For example, updating your operating system brings it up-to-date with the latest drivers, system utilities, and security software.
Updates are often provided by the software publisher free of additional
What is the Upgrade?
Upgrading is the process of replacing a product with a newer version of the
same product. In computing and consumer electronics, an upgrade is generally
a replacement of hardware, software, or firmware with a newer or better
version, to bring the system up to date or to improve its characteristics.
Difference Between Update And Upgrade
Remove or Solve Errors, Fix Bugs, Adds Security Improvements
A Completely new version of that software
Generally only minor changes
Generally includes major changes
Mostly (But not always) Free
Generally paid; maybe discounted or free in some cases if one has the
previous version of that software