Unfortunately, Louis, not everybody's been 'around the block' perhaps as many times as 'old-timers' like you and I..!
What nobody tells you is that NCH build modifiers into the 'paid-for' premium versions, which, after x number of days after first installation, switch the premium features off, and reset the version number, essentially leaving you with nothing better than a trial version.....at which point, a 'pop-up' helpfully appears, advising you that the 'new' version will solve your problems, and inviting you to download.....after paying for it again.
It's nothing short of daylight robbery.....and the guys at NCH obviously see everybody out there as a rube, ripe for the picking.
Trouble is, their stuff is littered across dozens of the 'free-ware' sites, and is made to sound very inviting. And the biggest shame is, it is good stuff.....why they have to resort to tactics like this, rather than letting a good product speak for itself, I don't know!
I sorta got 'caught' by this a few years ago. I only downloaded the trial version (which did what I wanted at the time).....but even that was long enough to change all my file-type associations to ones that only further NCH software would open. I deleted XP, and re-installed.....it was due for re-install anyway. That sorted it.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 27 October 2016 - 06:35 PM.
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