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This tutorial explains how to upgrade to Linux Mint 18. Linux Mint 17, 17.1, 17.2 and 17.3 will be supported until 2019.
Your personal data is the most valuable thing in your computer.
If anything happens and you break your operating system, it's not a problem, it can be reinstalled.
If your version of Linux Mint is still supported, and you are happy with your current system, then you don't need to upgrade.
Each new version of Linux Mint comes with a new kernel. For instance, you may find out that a graphic card or a wireless adapter which currently works fine for you under Linux Mint, isn't recognized by the newer version of Linux Mint you're planning to upgrade to.
Using the Update Manager, click on " Then follow the instructions on the screen.
This command temporarily points your system to the Linux Mint 18 repositories and calculates the impact of an upgrade.
You'll need to understand if a package needs to be removed, if it blocks the upgrade, if it conflicts with another package etc etc.