# How to update Blender 2.8?

Haven't used blender for a while. Do I still have to delete my current blender and download new one from the webiste?

• You don't need to delete anything if you don't want. Just download the latest version and use it. – cegaton May 9 at 16:24

You do not need to delete the old Blender version, but as Hikariztw said you should probably backup the files in %APPDATA%/Blender Foundation/Blender/2.80/ in case some beta built accidentally break them.
• They do interfere with each other when dealing with user specified context like key map and startup file in folder %APPDATA%/Blender Foundation/Blender/2.80/ in Windows (sharing the data). You probably want to manually backup these file when you put effort in these files in case some beta built accidentally break them. – Hikariztw May 10 at 5:15