Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The upgrade mess-up

WinZip did the right thing. I emailed them. Within a couple of hours I had my original WinZip9 key and a URL to download it.

Now that's neat. I might have been tempted to download winzip14, but

  • There isn't much difference
  • 14 is a LOT bigger than 9
  • jZip and PeaZip and a lot of others work. And work well.
  • 9 does it for me.
So there we are. Decent firm, did the biz.

But how many other utilities and software bits on my PC can't I upgrade? And how many can I? Textpad, a very fine utility, is still allowing me to upgrade and I'm several major versions down the line.