What CS6 product are you trying to install? Which is the previous Adobe product you are trying to upgrade from? Finally what operating system are you using?
I am using a Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It's a brand new computer so didn't upgrade on this computer. Trying to enter my code from the CS6 disc onto my downloaded version that is CS6 Extended. But I don't have an option for the drop down for just plain ol' CS6, only the extended version.
Are you trying to upgrade from Photoshop CS6 to Photoshop CS6 Extended?
No, I am not. Just CS6. But when I went to download the trial version, there was only Extended to choose from.
Ok then what are you trying to install and what product are you trying to upgrade too? Without this information I am afraid I will be unable to provide any additional assistance.
You may also want to contact our support team as they can obtain this information by decoding the serial numbers you are trying to utilize.
Sigh, I thought I was making sense...
OK, I bought a hard copy of CS6 but instead of waiting for it to arrive by mail I decided to download the version. Only I couldn't get just CS6, I had to get CS6 Extended. Now my trial version of CS6 Extended has expired. I go to put in my key code only the code won't work because it's a code for CS6 and I have CS6 Extended trial version on my computer. Under the dropdown menu for what product I want to register, CS6 in not an option, only CS6 extended. I only want CS6, not extended.
I am sorry Carin but Creative Suite 6 is a whole series of products. I would recommend at this point you contact our support team as they can better identify the exact products you are trying to install and review the serial numbers which you are attempting to enter. For the best assistance, I recommend our chat support at http://adobe.ly/yxj0t6. Our chat representatives can provide a personalized experience to resolve the issue you have described.
It seems to me that you're talking about Photoshop CS6. Using a trial version, till the time the disc arrives is not an issue.
PS Cs6 Extended will convert to standard Photoshop when you enter a serial number that belongs to standard version.
The issue seems to be the serial number, which is being flagged invalid.
The serial number can be invalid, if you ordered an Upgrade from a previous version, and the installer is unable to find an old installation on your computer.
If you install an upgrade on a fresh computer, you'll be prompted for the serial number twice: once for qualifying product (old Photoshop, CS5 perhaps) and once that is entered, for the new serial number.
So do you have the serial number for an earlier version of Photoshop? If not, please check your order details and see if you ordered an upgrade or a fresh licence.