The problem is as follows: I have Elementary OS 5.1.7. Hera and consider upgrading to OS6. However, so far I have only found information that a direct in-place upgrade is not possible, only a complete reinstallation is planned. Is that true or is there a possibility to upgrade to OS6 in-place? Thank you ronny

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I had the exact same question, and my question received a few answers, so you may want to read it once, I think.

How to update from Elementary OS 5.1.7 to Elementary 6

I have also created a discussion on GitHub: https://github.com/elementary/os/discussions/535


Till now, I have seen no options for in-place update like Windows and MacOS.

Sorry for disappointing, but I am also disappointed by this news that there are no in-place updates till now.


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