Ineligible for an upgrade to CS6 from CS2 - cheapest way to upgrade -
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Hey guys I have been using Adobe Production Premium CS2 since 2006. I upgraded from CS1.
I plan on planning a new desktop build and upgrade to CS6 in the next 6 months. Currently on WinXP 32-bit platform.
I am aware that upon announcing CS6 Adobe was allowing upgrades from CS2 until May 1, 2012. Since that is no longer the case With my Production Premium CS2 I am ineligible for an upgrade to CS6. Only CS3 and higher can upgrade.
I wanted to ask a question as to what is my best option?
I can upgrade at a 3rd party vendor for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows (Upgrade from CS3, CS2 & Earlier Suites) [Adobe PROD PREM CS5.5 UPGRD fr/2/3 BACK/WIN ] for $948.95 This would be to buy a serial number essentially so I can authenticate to upgrade to CS6.
All upgrades are the same. Only the last qualifying version is relevant and that is your CS5. feel free to uninstall everything. The installer only needs a serial of a previous version for verification, not the actual programs.
This is where I get confused:
we will offer special introductory upgrade pricing on Creative Suite 6 to customers who own CS3 or CS4. This offer will be available from the time CS6 is released until December 31, 2012.
I can upgrade from CS5.5 to CS6 for $375. from Adobe's website directly.
The full version Creative Suite 6 Production Premium for Windows costs: $1,899.00
Is this the only way for me to get a legitimate licensed upgrade (not student/teacher edition) of Adobe Prod. Premium CS6 (windows)? Not for less than around $1323.?
As a alternative I think will limit me down the road:
I have a close friend who is a student and could get a Adobe Student Edition Production Premium CS6 Windows for $449. without any upgrade at all. Are there features turned off with the student edition? Drawbacks? Will I be allowed to upgrade later from that edition?