Ann's right, some dealer may have the actual hard card on hand we had to update machines. But I never bothered updating my 2144, the last update added some designs, nice ones (well all taste varies) and ones I knew I'd never use, and an alphabet as I recall... but it deleted the sewing advisor, i.e. the tutorials on how to set in a sleeve or put in a zipper. I probably only looked at those once or twice but just didn't want to lose it for some reason. The 2144 had some hardware changes (i.e. improved thread cutter, tension system, bobbin case compartment or hook I think... been awhile...) which, if you have the 2140 the update wouldn't affect those anyway. Embroider away!