# 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 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. May 10 '19 at 5:15