Question re upgrading 17.0 to 17.3

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expat_tony
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Question re upgrading 17.0 to 17.3

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Quiana (64-bit) with Cinnamon 2.2.16 (installed version according to my Synaptic list) has been working nicely for me for well over a year now, and I heeded Clem's words in http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2725 about not upgrading if necessary.

So I ignored LM 17.1 and 17.2., though I have religiously installed every Level 1-3 update offered to me via the panel update applet.

Now, having watched some tutorials about 17.3, I think I'd like a version that takes me through to 2019 and adds several interesting and convenient new features.
BUT. I've configured a lot of customised one-off features into my Quiana (my own Nemo colour scheme, one-click icon-driven commands etc) and wouldn't like to lose them and face the chore of re-doing them.

So my question is, can I click on 'Edit' in the Update Manager and then on 'Upgrade to ...Rosa', and expect my customisations still to be there after the upgrade, or not?

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Re: Question re upgrading 17.0 to 17.3

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This is impossible to predict. Maybe there will be a compatibility issue, maybe not. Save all our customizations or better do a complete image backup, so you can restore, if you don't like it. Another possibility is to install Qiana in VirtualBox, apply your customizations and do the upgrade there.

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Re: Question re upgrading 17.0 to 17.3

Post by austin.texas »

My upgrade of Mint 17 Cinnamon to 17.2 via the Update Manager preserved all my configurations perfectly.

On Monday I installed Mint KDE 17 and used the Update Manager to upgrade to 17.3
As a new installation, I did not have a lot of personal configuration done, but there were some (installed programs and theming tweaks). Everything was preserved fine.
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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