These documentation pages are a companion to UPGRADE.txt. You are encouraged to read all the documentation pages describing the upgrade process as UPGRADE.txt only covers the steps taken after you have prepared your current Drupal site for upgrade.
- To get a copy of UPGRADE.txt, download the latest version of Drupal 7 from the Drupal project page.
- Extract the archive with a program like tar, zip or a similar utility that comes with your operating system.
- In the root folder of the downloaded Drupal package you will find the UPGRADE.txt file.
This file contains a list of actions you will need to perform to upgrade a Drupal site. It is important to read and understand the contents of this file as you will refer to it regularly during the upgrade process.
You can also see the latest version of Drupal 7.x UPGRADE.txt online.