I purchased Lightroom as a standalone product and registered it with my adobe account online.
However now when I try to use it i get the following error message in the Develop module:
Develop module is disabled.
Please renew your membership to reactivate the Develop module.
You have installed and are still using the creative cloud licensed Lightroom. It cannot be activated with a serial number. You have to have a creative cloud account and package, and it is all activated with your Adobe ID and password. It will be necessary for you to uninstall Lightroom and install the appropriate standalone licensed version.
The links are for the latest update of Lightroom 5. After you install, when the trial screen appears choose the option allowing you to indicate that you have a serial number. You will be guided through the process of entering the number. After you have everything installed you will be able to open the catalog that you have been using, and all the work that you have done will still be in place.
Thank you very much Jim, that is exactly the link I needed!! I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Now I am off to make my photos beautiful. Have a great day!