TA software upgrade is a new version of the software that offers a significant change or major improvement over your current version. In many cases,
a software upgrade requires the purchase of the new version of the software, sometimes at a discounted price if you own an older version of the
software.If you bought your software recently and an upgrade is released soon after that, some software companies offer the upgrade to the
latest version for free. Be sure to register the software when you install it so you know if you qualify for deals like this.
Operating system (OS) upgrades are large and have significant effects on your computer. These upgrades can make significant changes to your
system in functionality, user interface, and general appearance over the previous version.Examples of operating system upgrades include
upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or Windows 10, or on Macs, to upgrading from OS 9 to OS X or macOS.Software manufacturers
usually offer free software updates for their products to make them compatible with new versions of operating systems.
However, these updates may not be immediately available when the new OS software is released.
A software update, which is sometimes called a software patch, is a free download for an application, operating system, or software suite that
provides fixes for features that aren't working as intended or adds minor software enhancements and compatibility. Software updates are
issued to address security issues when they occur, to address minor bugs discovered in the software, to improve the operation of
hardware or peripherals, and to add support for new models of equipment. These small, incremental updates improve the
operation of your software.A common operating system update is a security update, which is issued to protect your
computer against vulnerabilities that might be exploited by hackers and viruses. It is wise to install
security updates when they are released to ensure your system is as protected
as possible against constantly changing threats.