How to upgrade version 5 of Adobe Standard.  Lost serial number

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Want to upgrade my version 5 of Adobe Standard.  Do I just install a new current version and the new upgrade CD will then upgrade it?  Lost serial number.  Please advise.
Question by:jstaron7
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If you seriously have lost the serial number you should contact support of adobe by email to ask them how to retrieve it. Some programs updates and "forget" your serial, other will "remember" it, but I'm not sure about Adobe.


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To contact Adobe's support goto and choose your country, then follow instructions.

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Also, from :

" If you registered your software, you can choose Help > Registration to display your serial number. You can also log into your account at and retrieve your password there. If you can't log in to you will need to contact Adobe for your serial number. They may require your original purchase reciept. Adobe also has a support document on how to locate your serial number. "   Support document-->


Belarc Advisor is a free PC Profiler that will show serial numbers for many installed programs. It doesn't show serial numbers for all Adobe products, however.

Link to Belard Advisor:

Hope it helps,

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Hi jstaron7

Kaddict is correct in his assumption that you have to contact Adobe Customer Service:

The upgrade is only a commercial issue, the program will not actually be upgraded but a new version (9) is installed and old Standard removed. The question is about your entitlement.b If you have a previous product hence serial number then you will need this to show your eligibility on install.

If you don't have your serial number anymore then you will have to proof your purchase to Adobe Customer Service who will then issue you with a replacement serial number if possible. It is all explained in the link above.

Other than that you can purchase the full version or another genuine version 5 and upgrade from there.  But if you have registered your first copy and/or you still have proof of purchase, then Adobe should be able to help you no problem.

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I should refresh more often...

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