Upgrades From Zorin OS 16 to 17 Are Now Available

Upgrade directly and keep your existing files, apps, and settings. Available to all Zorin OS 16 Core and Pro users.

Zorin OS Upgrader icon on the Zorin OS 17 dark wallpaper

We’re excited to announce that we’re officially launching upgrades from Zorin OS 16 to 17 today.

If you’re using Zorin OS 16, you can now upgrade your computer to Zorin OS 17 directly through the Upgrade Zorin OS app, without needing to re-install the operating system. That means you’ll be able to keep your files, apps, and settings, all while taking advantage of the new features and improvements in Zorin OS 17.

Learn about what’s new in Zorin OS 17 ›

We’ve been overwhelmed by the terrific feedback about Zorin OS 17 from the community and the press. Since its release just over a month ago, Zorin OS 17 has garnered more than a quarter million downloads. We’re thrilled to finally make this major new version available to the millions of existing Zorin OS 16 users today.

"[Zorin OS 17] could be the best Linux distro of the year (and it’s not even close)"ZDNET

“Zorin OS 17 is a beautiful desktop operating system and a great choice of distro for those who want to migrate from Windows to Linux”

“the Wow factor is definitely present with [Zorin OS 17]"InfinitelyGalactic

"[Zorin OS 17] is bringing an even leaner computing experience to the table. This beauty runs like a dream now!"Linux Tex

Spatial Desktop, one of the new features in Zorin OS 17

How to upgrade from Zorin OS 16 to 17

  1. 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 by opening the Zorin Menu → System Tools → Software Updater and following the on-screen instructions.
  3. Open the Zorin Menu → System Tools → Upgrade Zorin OS to start the upgrade process.

Existing Zorin OS Pro customers are eligible for a discount on the new Zorin OS 17 Pro. To avail of this discount, select the “Zorin OS 17 Pro” option in the Upgrade Zorin OS app and enter your email address & Support Code for your previous copy of Zorin OS Pro. Every purchase supports the development of Zorin OS for the benefit of all.

The upgrade to Zorin OS 17 is currently available to all users of the Zorin OS 16 Core and Pro editions. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when upgrades are available for other editions of Zorin OS 16.

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Thank you to the testers

Finally, we want to take this opportunity to thank the users who took part in testing this upgrade path. Your feedback has helped us to improve the stability and user experience of the upgrade process.

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