That upgrade price sounds like a real bargain! Too good to be true maybe ?
You will find that there is a path to follow when you install your app on a new machine that includes your old registration.
Many of us were installing CS5 to new 64 bit machines and did not have previous versions installed.
As far as I know, Adobe only provides upgrade installs going back 2 versions
That means CS5 will install if you have a valid CS3 serial number to type in when asked, but P6.5 is not a valid upgrade product
But... call Adobe sales and ask to be sure
Or... provide the link where you saw the upgrade, so we may all take a look to see the list of qualifying products
I thought adobe kept the price higher for older version upgrades, but apparently not:
Click on the Upgrade button. The drop down box shows "any version of Premiere" (meaning in context not Premiere Pro).
And you do not need to have 6.5 installed.
Absolutely call and confirm, but there's a 30 day money back guarantee.
Interesting... I will GUESS that Adobe has dropped the "only 2 versions back" requirement to encourage people to switch to 64bit and CS5... 'cause I know I've read before that upgrades would only go back 2 versions
I just upgraded my Premier
6.5 to CS5 for the upgrade price mentioned on the Adobe site.
All you need is the serial number of your original 65. version during the install process along with the
CS5 serial provided by Adobe.
There should be an upgrade path chart at the Adobe Store.
As for any version upgrade, I would definitely only go with the Adobe Store, or a known good, trusted and certified Adobe reseller. The majority of other "offers" are very likely bogus.
That is good to know. Their upgrade path chart stops at PrPro 1.0, but your experience belies that.
Any version of Adobe Premiere means Adobe Premiere 6.5 and earlier.
Ann, had not caught that. Duh! Thanks for pointing that out. Glad that I posted the screen-cap, and did not go from my "reading" of it.
Using Windows 7, Adobe Premier 6.5 will not install.
Has anybody tried installing Adobe Premier 6.5 on the Windows 7 OS and using the upgrades Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate, then installing the Windows XP Mode? Does that work?
In these tough economic times it is difficult to justify the cost of a new computer that comes with an operating system compaired to the cost of a program that exceeds the cost of a new computer.
First, regarding an upgrade....it would cost you $1,100 to upgrade from your version of Premiere to the Production Premium CS5 suite that has everything. It's a good deal.
That being said, you can also upgrade to a STANDALONE version of Premiere Pro CS5.5 for only $300.
Even better, if you don't mind being a version back from "brand new," you can buy the FULL Production Premium CS5 suite (NOT CS5.5) from Amazon and other places right now for like $900.
If you really want to stick with 6.5, you can try right-clicking on the setup.exe icon and choosing WinXP as the compatibility mode. That "should" work but as I've not had 6.5 since 2003 I couldn't really tell you. That's the only real chance you have, and then once it's installed, you'd want to do the same compatibility action on the Premiere 6.5 EXE in your program files (x86) as well.
Another suggestion I might give you is to wait (if you can) til about 2 months from now and see what Adobe does with the Creative Cloud pricing and options. It might be more economical solution for you, especially if you are only an occasional or hobbyist editor just looking to get a hold of some powerful software every so often.
If you have Win7 64bit PRO (or higher, but not the Home edition) Microsoft has a free download to allow old softare
Virtual XP is, of course, designed for ANY old 32bit program, not just the EXAMPLE program discussed at this link... so if you have an old 32bit program that won't work with Win7 64bit PRO or higher, it is free to try this to see if it solves your problem
This is only ONE example of using Virtual XP http://forums.adobe.com/thread/702693
To me it seems that Virtual XP is very hit & miss.