If you’ve been waiting for this I’d like to thank you for your patience.
Upgrading to 17.2 is relatively easy:
In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate and mint-upgrade-info. If there are updates for these packages, apply them.
Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela”.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.