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#443359 - 12/07/17 11:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Which Pack Agin...Sorry
localhero Offline

Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 7
Please guys this is driving me crazy.Can someone tell me what i need to upgrade too?

I have the Ultra Pack 2016,All xtra style packs 1-3.2017 Bonus 49Pk and 2017 pluspak upgrade.

I only want a download.Do I get the 2018 plus pak and will that include everything for me?99$

or one of the ultra packs.

Many Thanks Everyone.
Paul Morgan

#443379 - 12/07/17 12:27 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Which Pack Agin...Sorry [Re: localhero]
jford Offline

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Loc: Pensacola, Florida
If you have the current UltraPlusPak, then you have (pretty much) everything (don't want to revisit that thread smile ) up through 2017. The PlusPak gives you all the new stuff, but requires you to have 2017 (which you do) and brings you up to date. Add in the bonus pack and 49-pack, and I think you'll be pretty up to date. I believe the PlusPak is downloadable and ships on a DVD, but is not a complete BIAB package (it just gives you the new stuff to add to 2017).

The UltraPlusPak will give you (pretty much) everything (minus some specials that may have occurred over the years, but on an external hard drive that you can use to re-install everything from scratch (or just run from that hard drive).

So, if go with the PlusPak, if you have to re-install BIAB, you would have to first install the 2017 UltraPlusPak (and the other add-ons), and then re-apply the 2018 PlusPak to get back up to speed.

If you had the UltraPlusPak USB, you could do a re-install from just that (plus any other add-ons you might buy).

Hope that made sense.

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#443520 - 12/08/17 05:48 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Which Pack Agin...Sorry [Re: jford]
localhero Offline

Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 7
Thanks so much John the PlusPak it is then.Plus the Bonus Pak of course ;-)
Paul Morgan

#443982 - Yesterday at 09:07 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Which Pack Agin...Sorry [Re: cfcboc]
localhero Offline

Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: cfcboc
John... Based on your answer to LocalHero above, I am still confused on which package makes sense for me.

I have the 2017 UltraPlus Pak. Seems I can get your suggested PlusPak upgrade for $99, but it also shows I can get a MegaPak upgrade as a 2017 owner for $89. The only difference I can see is that the new RealTracks (Set 278-300) is not specifically listed in the popup box when you move the cursor over that option.

So is that the difference here? The MegaPak upgrade does not include the new RealTracks set?? Obviously worth the $10 difference for the PlusPak upgrade if its not included.

It is so confusing.
Paul Morgan


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