likefunbutnot: netweavr: I still use XP Pro, but it's starting to lose compatibility with newer software. The Windows 8 upgrade is only $40.Every application that needs to be taken seriously still runs on XP. Maybe there's a modeling tool someplace that needs DX10, and I understand that next-generation media creation apps are slowly moving away from compatibility, but for the most part no one wants to stop taking money from the absolutely massive base of installed seats of Windows XP.Windows 8 is absolutely worth $40. I actually suspect that if the full install of the Pro version were priced at that point, every SMB customer I have would move off XP within a year, if only so that they couple take four or five more years to decide whether they want to move to Windows 9 or 10 or whatever.
netweavr: Please explain, I was informed that my $40 key for Pro would work fine with the full version iso I burned at work.
likefunbutnot: netweavr: Please explain, I was informed that my $40 key for Pro would work fine with the full version iso I burned at work.Technically, that is an upgrade license. You are right that it will work, but the boilerplate no one reads prevents it from being more useful.
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