I installed Drush on a W/XP workstation using MSI and want to upgrade it.
I've tried using drush self-update but the suggestions it gives all seem to pertain more to Unix installations than Windows.
The best suggestion looks like drush dl /path/to/drush but I'm not 100% sure what the /path/to/drush would be on a W/XP system.

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If you stick to using the Pear installation method for Drush then you can just update all Pear modules (or just Drush) at will. I don't even see the selfupdate command in Drush 6.2, but it just may be hidden now.


In WinXP the folder to copy into is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Drush. The Application Data directory is also a hidden folder. (Please see above instructions regarding hidden folders).

There is an extra folder named classes (containing one file named DrushRole.php) in the unzipped drush-All-versions-5.x-dev that was not in the download on the Windows 7 machine. I went ahead and copied it over with all the others into the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Drush directory with all the rest of the folders and files.

Source : https://groups.drupal.org/node/265678

You can read more about upgrading drush on Windows XP, by this article

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