That upgrade price sounds like a real bargain! Too good to be true maybe ?
You will find that there is a path to follow when you install your app on a new machine that includes your old registration.
Many of us were installing CS5 to new 64 bit machines and did not have previous versions installed.
As far as I know, Adobe only provides upgrade installs going back 2 versions
That means CS5 will install if you have a valid CS3 serial number to type in when asked, but P6.5 is not a valid upgrade product
But... call Adobe sales and ask to be sure
Or... provide the link where you saw the upgrade, so we may all take a look to see the list of qualifying products
I thought adobe kept the price higher for older version upgrades, but apparently not:
Click on the Upgrade button. The drop down box shows "any version of Premiere" (meaning in context not Premiere Pro).
And you do not need to have 6.5 installed.
Absolutely call and confirm, but there's a 30 day money back guarantee.
Interesting... I will GUESS that Adobe has dropped the "only 2 versions back" requirement to encourage people to switch to 64bit and CS5... 'cause I know I've read before that upgrades would only go back 2 versions
I just upgraded my Premier
6.5 to CS5 for the upgrade price mentioned on the Adobe site.
All you need is the serial number of your original 65. version during the install process along with the
CS5 serial provided by Adobe.
There should be an upgrade path chart at the Adobe Store.
As for any version upgrade, I would definitely only go with the Adobe Store, or a known good, trusted and certified Adobe reseller. The majority of other "offers" are very likely bogus.
That is good to know. Their upgrade path chart stops at PrPro 1.0, but your experience belies that.
Any version of Adobe Premiere means Adobe Premiere 6.5 and earlier.
Ann, had not caught that. Duh! Thanks for pointing that out. Glad that I posted the screen-cap, and did not go from my "reading" of it.
Using Windows 7, Adobe Premier 6.5 will not install.
Has anybody tried installing Adobe Premier 6.5 on the Windows 7 OS and using the upgrades Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate, then installing the Windows XP Mode? Does that work?
In these tough economic times it is difficult to justify the cost of a new computer that comes with an operating system compaired to the cost of a program that exceeds the cost of a new computer.
First, regarding an upgrade....it would cost you $1,100 to upgrade from your version of Premiere to the Production Premium CS5 suite that has everything. It's a good deal.
That being said, you can also upgrade to a STANDALONE version of Premiere Pro CS5.5 for only $300.
Even better, if you don't mind being a version back from "brand new," you can buy the FULL Production Premium CS5 suite (NOT CS5.5) from Amazon and other places right now for like $900.
If you really want to stick with 6.5, you can try right-clicking on the setup.exe icon and choosing WinXP as the compatibility mode. That "should" work but as I've not had 6.5 since 2003 I couldn't really tell you. That's the only real chance you have, and then once it's installed, you'd want to do the same compatibility action on the Premiere 6.5 EXE in your program files (x86) as well.
Another suggestion I might give you is to wait (if you can) til about 2 months from now and see what Adobe does with the Creative Cloud pricing and options. It might be more economical solution for you, especially if you are only an occasional or hobbyist editor just looking to get a hold of some powerful software every so often.
If you have Win7 64bit PRO (or higher, but not the Home edition) Microsoft has a free download to allow old softare
Virtual XP is, of course, designed for ANY old 32bit program, not just the EXAMPLE program discussed at this link... so if you have an old 32bit program that won't work with Win7 64bit PRO or higher, it is free to try this to see if it solves your problem
This is only ONE example of using Virtual XP http://forums.adobe.com/thread/702693
To me it seems that Virtual XP is very hit & miss.
I have had exactly the same problems with installing on my new computer with Windows 7 and 64 bits. It does not work at all.
I still have my Premiere 6.5 on my old computer with Windows XP Professional. It works fine here. I have used it since 2003, and made some really great films on it. You should note that I am a pro, an I am not interested in these amatueristic "Micky Mouse"-programs like Pinnacle, or, for that matter, Premiere Elements!
I love my old Premiere 6.5, and that is really all that I need. But: I can not edit HD with it!!
I must have a program, very similar to the Premiere 6.5, that also can handle HD-material.
But before I can buy or install any upgrades, I must install the old program it on my new Win7 computer, and that doesn´t seem easy.
If I succed, what shall I do then?
Anyone who can help?
This is really bad news!
I do not accept any subscription on a program. I will only buy it once and for all. Just like I did once with my old Permiere 6.5, which I have used since. I think this is all wrong. Adobe looses cutomers this way. At least they will loose me....
I am not interested in any "Creative Cloud Memebership" or monthly or annual fees....
I want my program always working from day one and onwards, when I once have paid for it.
It seems that I am stuck in an blind alley.....
A question arises, if I can upgrade to, or buy, Premiere Pro CS5 suite:
Does this programme support capture from DV-cameras (tape-based), like my own Sony HVR-A1E.
My good, old Premeier 6.5 can handel this capture fine, but it seems that, for instance, Premeiere Elements does not support this camera, wich is really strange. How about CS5?
Of course, I have all Fire-Wire hardware installed and working in my computer.
Anyone who knows?
Be VERY careful if you buy from ebay Help. I believe that the my Ebay purchase is pirated
Used software requires a special transfer of license https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1355892
-someone may NOT sell or transfer an Education serial number
It seems that I am stuck with my old 6.5 on my old computer (Winows XP), and not beeing able to edit HD.......
It´s really a pitty.....(My dream would, however, be the Premiere 6.5 program and full HD! But that is utopia)
I am really frustrated.
No you are not stuck.
If you do not want to upgrade to CC you can use Pr Elements.
Its not the end of the world that the new Elements does not support your camera.
You can still capture your hdv footage with HDVSplit and import them into Elements and edit away as usually.
Premiere Elements is crap!
It´s for amateurs! I am a pro and demand something better.
Even if you, as my self, are used to good old Pr 6.5, the Elements is a disaster in comparison.
I want something better! And I do not want any subscription to an editing program!
So I´m stuck!
How can I leave this community?