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How NOT to Check for Silhouette Studio Updates

I'm just gonna be blunt about it because I've written and then deleted the start of this tutorial about 67 times so far.  The "Check for Updates" feature in the Silhouette Studio is basically useless. There...I said it.

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If you're running Silhouette Studio and you're relying on that little feature to make sure you're running the latest version of Silhouette Studio - you're making a huge mistake.  It doesn't work the large majority of the time.
In fact I'd be willing to bet my much-needed morning cup of creamer with coffee that at least half of you reading this right now aren't running the most up-to-date version of Silhouette Studio....despite believing you are!

Let me show you what I mean...

When I open up Silhouette Studio and go to the Help Menu and click "Check for Updates"...

I get a window that tells me "No updates are available"...

The problem is, when I check my current version of Silhouette Studio, I can see I am running Silhouette Studio V3.7.206.  That's an old version of the software.

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I know it's an old version of Silhouette Studio because when I cross-check on the Silhouette America website, I find the most most up-to-date version is actually Silhouette Studio V3.8.088.

This is why it's so important that you routinely check for Silhouette Studio updates - which often fix bugs, make the software more stable and add new features -  directly from the Silhouette America website. It's also best that you download the latest version of the software directly from the Silhouette America website and not through the software.

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