Microsoft makes available a program (Upgrade Assistant) that examines
your XP computer and determines if it can be upgraded to W8. My desktop
computer is mostly okay except for the application Microsoft Office XP
Professional with Front Page, Microsoft Corporation, Version
10.0.2627.0. Following that, it says: "Paid update available."
It doesn't actually say that my version, Office 2002, won't work with
W8. Is this just a gimmick by MS to extract money from me for features I
don't need in the newer version?
For what it's worth, a downloadable upgrade from XP, SP3 to W8
Professional is available for only $39.99 until January 31, 2013. Here
are some things to consider: