Using my recently activated license upgrade (C4-C6), I’ve first installed C5, en route to C6(.5). I used a C5 trial-version installer (downloaded early in 2011), because I haven’t got a C5 installation disk. (Under the C6.5 license, the C5 trial version acts like a full version.)
I’d like to update it to C5.5.3, but here: http://www.steinberg.net/en/support/downloads/downloads_cubase_5.html
To update from a Cubase 5 version older than Cubase 5.5.0 first install the update 5.5.0 from this page!
CUBASE 5.5.0 UPDATE
This patch updates an installed Cubase 5 installation (5.1.1 and older) to the version Cubase 5.5.0!
Afterwards the current Cubase 5.5.3 update can be installed.
Please note that you might need to insert the original Cubase 5 installation DVD during the update process!
which makes it look like, unless I can get hold of a disk, I can’t (or, at least, might not be able to) do the upgrade.
So, questions …
1) Why does it say “might” need to insert the disk, rather than will need to? Is it unusual to need it?
2) I wondered about trying to do the update and put in my C6 disk instead if/when the installer asks for the C5 one.
. . . . . Does anyone know whether that will work?
3) If I just try it to see what happens, could that harm the installed C5?
4) Any other suggestions?