Cisco 2960x switch software update

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Hey Experts.  Looking to upgrade the Cisco software of several 2960x switches.  Current version is 15.0(2)ex4 and after downloading the newer version 15.2,4e6 but wasn't sure if I can go from where I am to the newer version without any steps in between.  Would appreciate advisement on this.  Thanks Experts.
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Copy file to device flash via TFTP or from USB thumb drive.
Check if boot section is configured:

sh run | i boot

boot-start-marker
boot system flash:xxxxuniversalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M5.bin
boot-end-marker

If there is something between
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker

issue:
no boot system flash:xxxxuniversalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M5.bin

and then configure new IOS that you are installing:
boot system flash:<NewImageName>

exit from configuration mode, then issue:
copy run start   (confirm that you want to save changes)
reload
and confirm that want to reload switch.

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Thanks for the reply/information.  What I was really more curious about is if I can install that version of software with the previous version being so far behind.
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Check for your exact switch model list of supported IOS versions. -
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Ok.  Let me try to phrase the question differently.

I currently have 15.0(2) running on my switches.  The newer available version is 15.2.4.  Can I go straight from 15.0(2) to 15.2.4 or do I need to install a version in between?
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Typically  with switches you can go directly from one version to another (just few times I read with switches that additional step is needed).
 I upgraded previously 2960-X from 15.0.x to 15.2.4(e) or higher, so, for sure, you don't need install versions in between.

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Great work!  Thank you for following through on the question and working towards a solution.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.
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You're welcome.

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