You have purchased a license which allows you to use the software You do not "own" it. https://www.invisionpower.com/legal/standards#license However in order to access any newer version past your renewal date you will need to renew, as mentioned above.
Both are filled as bugs: http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/chat-external-links-opening-on-chat-window-r5017/ (fixed for 4.0.1)http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/chat-you-have-been-kicked-r5023/ (pending)
Hi, The convertors do not touch the source data at all, so you should be fine. That is how most forum converters work. IP. Converters for 3.4 are very stable. The recommended path is to convert using the existing converters to 3.4.7 and then upgrade from there to IPS 4.0. New converters for IPS4 are bound to be less stable as they are completely new, and you are bound to run into more issues. Additionally, there is no timeline on when the new upgrades will see the light, therefore if you want to switch at the time of the stable release, you should convert to 3.4.7 and upgrade the board to 4.0.