What does the "Y" mean in the serial number?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Grafx, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Grafx

    Grafx Guest

    I just purchased a used Mac Photoshop 5.5 cdrom set. The serial number
    has a "Y" in it, i.e. PSW550Y710xxxx-xxx. I wanted to be able to
    upgrade this to version 7. I wanted to know if the Y represented a
    license which is not upgradable, like the Education version.
    Grafx, Aug 31, 2003
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  2. Grafx

    J Stafford Guest

    Since when is the educational version not upgradeable?
    J Stafford, Sep 1, 2003
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  3. The educational version has always been upgradeable. How do I know, I have
    done it. While in school, I purchased the Windows packages of PhotoShop,
    PageMaker, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat (plus other software). Since
    then, I have upgraded each package with no problems.

    The educational Windows version of PhotoShop 5.5 has an E right after the
    550 in the serial number. When I did the last round of upgrades it appears
    that Adobe has changed their serial number format. Gone are the beginning
    alpha characters. The number is all numeric. I also lost the educational
    blurb in the startup splash screen.

    Since you have purchased a Mac, the Y could have something to do with that.
    Let the big fish rule, Sep 1, 2003
  4. Grafx

    Grafx Guest

    I called Adobe today. They said the Y means Bundled (like the B) and
    can be upgraded.
    Grafx, Sep 3, 2003
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