The software will automatically check for updates once every 24hrs and a message will pop-up on your screen letting you know when one is available. If you computer was not online or happened to be turned off at the scheduled update time, you can force it to check for updates by simply restarting your computer. The update service is scheduled to run 5 minutes after restarting your computer. You will not lose any data by running the update but you certainly do NOT want to reinstall the application from scratch. If your computer doesn't show an available update after restarting then please reach out to me. Thanks!