How many versions back does Adobe check for upgrade eligibility?
I recently started a new job and was bemused to discover a strong preference for retail software licenses, we have about forty copies of Adobe Acrobat Professional DC 2015 and they're all retail (or bundled) and they're also overwhelmingly upgrades and upgrades of upgrades of upgrades.
The basic heritage appears to have been Acrobat 5 to Acrobat 7 or 8 to Acrobat X to Acrobat 2015 and while there is a geneology database that records the underlying serial numbers I really have to question if it is neccessary to keep all this junk. There are boxes full of envelopes and each envelope has the 2015 upgrade and all the previous versions and their license keys. Some of the original licenses came with scanners and some of them came with Dell PCs but the bottom of the stack is usually a retail boxed version.
I would love to just peel the stickers off the X discs and stick them to the 2015 ones and then just throw all this junk away.
Is that a terrible idea?