You need a serial number for a product that is within the upgrade range of CS5.5 which might be CS3, 4 or 5, but you will have to find out. Without the key you will not be able to use it. You do not actually need CS5 installed to install it.
Yeah, I was mainly just making sure. I would imagine the box would contain it. Just didn`t want to put in the serial number and for it to say I needed one of the previous programns. Thank you for the response.
If you bought an upgrade version you will need to have one of the earlier versions installed.
I would imagine the box would contain it.
there is nothing in the box that that gives the serial number of a previously installed Flash
for it to say I needed one of the previous programns
To "Upgrade", yes you will need to own and have installed one of the previous versions withiin the registration range.... so MX2004 will not work... for example.
That is unfortunate. I tried looking for just the cs5 version but couldn`t find anything, not even on this website, it just keeps bringing me to cs5.5. Thanks for the input.
Perhaps the individual applications are different but the suites do not require a previous version installed. It simply makes it easier because it auto-absorbs the previous serial number.
I recently reinstalled my entire OS and installed CS5.5 upgrade itself. I also installed Flash Builder upgrade and Dreamweaver CS5.5 upgrade without prior installs, no issues.
A strategy that will work is simply download the CS5.5 trial version and install it. When it asks you for your key, enter the key you have. Then you will be prompted for a previous versions key. Enter that and you're done as long as the previous key is within the upgrade range. There's no difference besides perhaps samples between the boxed version and the Trial download.
I actually spoke to someone who works here, on the chat. He said I need the full version, i`ll just return this one and save up for the full version. Thanks anyway.
So you didn't have a previous version within the upgrade range. I thought you knew you needed that. Each upgrade tells you which version you need minimum to upgrade from.