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Read the information issued with the update and upgrade announcements to make sure your computer or mobile device and its operating system are compatible and won't suffer any repercussions.
These small, incremental updates improve the operation of your software.
A common operating system update is a security update, which is issued to protect your computer against vulnerabilities that might be exploited by hackers and viruses.
Operating system (OS) upgrades are large and have significant effects on your computer.
These upgrades can make significant changes to your system in functionality, user interface, and general appearance over the previous version.