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What is the difference between the free version of Speccy and Speccy Professional?  I know you get automated updates, but is that really the only difference?

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I believe for speccy it's just that and priority support. New Pro-Only features have begun to appear in the other softwares but I don't recall seeing any for Speccy yet (maybe I'm wrong though)

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I recently purchased the "Professional Edition" of Speccy and immediately regretted it.  I love Piriform and their software, but I would have much rather just clicked a "donate here" button and contributed the same amount of money as a token of my appreciation for all the years I've used their software.

 

I was under the impression I would at least see new features or at least something congruent with the advertising phrase "Professional," but after a 30 minute side-by-side comparison I realize they are absolutely the same and I made a purchase that I shouldn't have.  I will not dispute it or argue for a refund as I wanted to donate something to Piriform anyway, but I feel this is a little ... shady in terms of what borders along what many would consider false advertising--granted there is nothing being advertised in the professional edition, it was all cryptic so I interpretted such a vague approach as having more to offer--which it didn't.

 

I would be far more content if I could 'trade' my purchase from Speccy to CCleaner's professional or business edition, as the differences there are at least useful and tried/true.  Speccy is a great program but this was just a silly thing to do, both on my part and Piriform's for leading a user to believe they will be getting something worth 20 dollars.  Priority support is not something I need or want so sadly the one feature this 'upgrade' has is useless to me.

 

I hope this helps anyone else thinking of purchasing the professional edition of Speccy so that they may think twice before making the error I did.  Hopefully Piriform comes around and addresses this, as I still respect and support the company.

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