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I cannot find any info concerning the Home Edition on the eligibility

  • to receive updates (so e.g. from 9.0.0 to 9.0.1)
  • to install it on a more than one computer or on a new computer (I am planning to buy a new one in due time).

Could you give me some references or user experience?

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a) When I moved computer, WRI were very quick and helpful in giving me a new password and download link etc. b) I bought it when 8 came out; I did not get an upgrade to 8.0.4, but got one to 8.0.1 – acl Dec 5 '12 at 10:13
There is probably some kind of EULA available, most certainly once you install Mathematica you´ll have to agree to some terms. I´d say parallel use on different machines will not be allowed, but upgrading or changing a machine for good should work. Probably only WRI will be able to answer your question authoritatively... – Yves Klett Dec 5 '12 at 13:24
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I had a similar issue some time ago: no information was obtainable online, I ended up going trough WRI's user portal. There is a support portal there that I used. I described my problem in the greatest detail and after a few working days I got a response. The email conversation which followed ended up with them giving me a new license that I could use on my new system.*

For buying, you can just go here and select the home edition. You also have the option for upgrading from a previous version.

*My system was the same but with a new OS, Win 8, and a new SSD.

I think the home edition license is limited to use on one computer.

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"To reinstall software from Wolfram Research on a new computer, please use the System Transfer Form."

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