Glad to hear you got it figured out ,. getting two program versions, as well as all the bundled content,. has confused a few people.
You can use CTRL+C to copy, and CTRL+ V to paste the serial number into the little window.
the mouse right click menu for copy / paste, is sometimes disabled where serial key entry is concerned, for security reasons.
the beta serial # expires Dec 12 I believe, unless they will extend that serial
Hopefully, by the time the current beta serial number expires, we may have a new version of the beta to test,.
If not,. then the serial number will probably be extended again.
I think you should also install the C8 version, and the Carrara native Content,... basically because the beta is a test version.
If I were to keep the standard version would I be able to get an upgrade to C8.5 pro when it is finally released?
Yes,. normally. if you own Carrara standard or pro, there would be an upgrade option available, when the next version is ready.
However,. I’m also assuming that Daz will have fixed the issues with the new store,. to allow those upgrade options,. or, create several different product pages, one for each version upgrade option,. as a work-around,.. ( which is a messy solution, ..but it’s a solution. )
Upgrading from one Pro version, to the next Pro version,. is usually a wee bit cheaper than going from Standard to Pro.