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Difference Between a Product Version, Upgrade and Update

Updated: 3/26/2014 | Article ID: GEN83244

A software version is a stand-alone edition of a product that is marketed, sold, and supported as such. For example, Quicken Premier 2013 is a version of Quicken.

An upgrade is when you go from one version of Quicken to a newer version of Quicken. For example, a Quicken Premier 2010 user purchases and installs Quicken Premier 2013. If you would like to upgrade or would like more information, visit Quicken.com.  When you purchase an upgrade, it is a full version.  There is no price difference.

A software update, also referred to as a release or patch, is a product revision which can be downloaded free of charge. Updates improve program functionality and fix known bugs. The latest update to your Quicken program can be obtained from our Quicken Software Update site.

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