7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 1:39 PM by sinious RSS

    Flash professional CS5.5 purchase

    Kieron121 Community Member

      Hi

       

      I just recently bought the flash professional CS5.5 upgrade version.

      On the side of the box it says I cannot use this programn without CS5. Also I couldn`t find Cs5 on its own anywhere.

      Can I still use this programn without CS5? Im not opening the box until I can find out.

        • 1. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
          sinious CommunityMVP

          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.

          • 2. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
            Kieron121 Community Member

            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.

            • 3. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
              adninjastrator Community Member

              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.

              Adninjastrator

              • 4. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
                Kieron121 Community Member

                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.

                • 5. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
                  sinious CommunityMVP

                  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.

                  • 6. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
                    Kieron121 Community Member

                    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.

                    • 7. Re: Flash professional CS5.5 purchase
                      sinious CommunityMVP

                      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.