Upgrade Zorin OS

Upgrade Zorin OS from a previous version, or from a free edition to Zorin OS Pro.

You can directly upgrade your existing installation of Zorin OS in-place with the Upgrade Zorin OS app. This means you should keep your existing files, apps, and settings after the upgrade is complete.

1. Back up your data

To avoid data loss, please back up the important files on your computer to an external drive or cloud storage service.

View how to back up your files ›

2. Install the latest software updates

Your system should be up-to-date before starting the upgrade. To ensure this, open the Zorin Menu → System Tools → Software Updater and follow the on-screen instructions.

Please restart your computer before continuing with the upgrade process if prompted by the Software Updater.

3. Start the upgrade

  1. Open the Zorin Menu → System Tools → Upgrade Zorin OS.

    Upgrade Zorin OS in the Zorin Menu
  2. After checking for upgrades, select your desired upgrade option.

    Upgrade options
  3. If you’re upgrading to Zorin OS Pro, you’ll need to enter the details of your purchase. You can find your support code…

    • on the download page shown immediately after purchasing your copy of Zorin OS Pro; or
    • in the email with your download link for Zorin OS Pro. If you previously deleted or lost it, you can request a new copy of this email ›
    Enter your purchase details

    If you haven’t purchased a copy of Zorin OS Pro yet, press the “Skip” button in the top-right corner of the app window and follow the on-screen instructions.

    Purchase a new copy of Zorin OS Pro
  4. Please wait while the Upgrader checks whether your system meets the upgrade requirements. This step may take a few minutes.

    Checking upgrade requirements
  5. Carefully read the following notice to ensure the upgrade will be successful. If you’re ready to proceed, press the “Upgrade” button in the top-right corner of the app window.

    Ready screen

  6. Please wait while the upgrade completes. This process may take a long time, depending on your Internet speed.

    Upgrade in progress
  7. After the upgrade completes, please restart your computer to apply the changes if prompted.

    Restart prompt

That’s it! We hope you’ll enjoy using your upgraded installation of Zorin OS 😃️