Upgrade from a previous version of Ubuntu

We recommend that you back up your existing Ubuntu installation before you update your computer.

If you are upgrading from a version released prior to Ubuntu 13.10, please read the upgrade notes for more information.

For more recent versions, please read the release notes. You can find release notes for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS here and for Ubuntu 14.10 here.

  1. 1

    Launch the Software Updater

    Press the Superkey (Windows key) to launch the Dash and search for Update Manager

  2. 2

    Check for updates

    Click the Check button to check for new updates. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, press Check again after that first update is complete — then press the Upgrade button.

  3. 3

    Install the upgrade

    A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.