I have a brand new iMac with a clean install of Yosemite. I want to install several versions of InDesign in order to be able to work in whatever version my clients use.
I am planning to install CS5, CS5.5, and CS6. I understand the need to install the oldest version first and to proceed upward, and that I will need to install Java beforehand for the earlier versions.
My question is regarding serial numbers to activate these installs. I have used InDesign since the day it came out (InDesign version 1 - full purchase). All the versions since have been upgrades. So, when I go to start CS5, what serial will it want? My previous CS4 or the CS5 one, and so on?
I'm trying to avoid installation failures where I have to run cleaner and reinstall -- I want to do it correctly from the start. I am confused about whether the upgrade versions will be looking for the original full purchase, which is ancient and not on the computer.
First off, anything earlier than CS6 is unsupported. That out of the way.
If CS5 was an upgrade, you’ll need its serial as well as the serial of the qualifying product. You’ll be prompted for the qualifying product after you enter the serial for CS5.
Lather…rinse…repeat for 5.5 and 6 but those installers should see the earlier one that’s been installed.