Is it possible to upgrade from Elements 11 to either Elements 20 or 21? and what is the cost, Windows 10
. . . and buying Elements 2021 (even with a discounted price from Adobe) is not really an upgrade. Different versions of the program are entirely independent and can exist together on the computer. You are definitely eligible for the Adobe discount. If you choose that option, it is my understanding that you will receive the same serial number as your earlier version.
If you choose that option, it is my understanding that you will receive the same serial number as your earlier version.
No, Greg, the serial number will be different.
Many thanks for that
Elements 2021 now up and running.
Whenever I've purchased Elements (and Creative Suite, back in the day) upgrades, I've always received a different serial number.
It's always been my understanding that the only difference between full versions and upgrades is the serial number. So, the licensing mechanism (full vs upgrade) would seem to be triggered by the serial number entered. Upgrade serials require verification by subsequently entering a previous version serial.
@John Waller said:
Upgrade serials require verification by subsequently entering a previous version serial.
Thanks, John (and Michel). I haven't purchased an upgrade version in many years. I thought that I had read somewhere that the serial numbers would be the same. Perhaps, I misremembered the comment. Certainly, what you say makes more sense.
Had the upgrade which was the full version serial number was differant to the previous one
Thanks for confirming.