So did it do some type of online serial number checking or how did the authentication work?I went from PS 7.0 to PS CS 2 but I will hold off on going to 3. I can use the money for other camera related items and CS 2 work just fine for me.
BTW, The latest and greatest is not always the best way to go.
Way back at version five I had an academic version and I bought a normal upgrade. After the installation the new splash screen still said the llicense was an academic version. I'd contact them.Are you sure academic versions can be upgraded? Make sure before you shell out the money.