Gents, I have a similar situation:
I run a DVD install on my desktop with the USB key to boot with.
However, for my upcoming travel plans, I want to install to a laptop I have---older, but a decent gaming laptop if I run X-Plane at lower settings, which is ok for temp.
BUT, its DVD drive is busted, and not worth the bucks to repair.
So I thought to download the DVD-less download version and install that way.
The Demo runs fine but the question is how to get it unlocked to the full open version??
So to clarify, is it that the USB key does not work with the download version, and ONLY with the DVD version??
Must i purchase an all new $60 license for the download version to unlock??
At a certain point soon I might be willing to pop for the extra $60 license, but it seems a waste of money if it's not necessary.
What say you to these version differences?
Thanks in advance.