I currently have a student edition of Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, and Illustrator 10. I would like to upgrade these to the Adobe CS5 professional versions, but I am not sure if I can since they are so old. Or can I upgrade these to the Adobe CS5 Design package?
Thanks in advance.
Unfortunately, that won't work. All MX versions (student, full retail etc) are too old to qualify for an upgrade.
Adobe has a "3-versions-back" policy for upgrading these days.
So the only versions eligible for an upgrade to CS5 are DW8, CS3 and CS4.
I do some work with Adobe and as the previous poster mentioned, it is not possible to upgrade with the program versions that you have. However, if you are still enrolled as a student or employed as a teacher you can purchase the Adobe CS5 Student and Teacher Editions at up to 80% off the retail price (assuming you meet the eligibility requirements.) These contain all the features and functionalities of the professional version and can also be used for commercial purposes. Hope this helps.