I purchased Lightroom 5 via a download card outright in April 2014 and was using it happily until my Windows PC died and and needed a rebuild. When I rebuilt it Adobe would only let me install LR via CC as a trial version (Shows as Trail Expired in CC now) which was seemed fine as it took my licence number and ran okay for 75 days. But today I get Developer Module disabled, please renew membership. The only options presented to me on the Adobe site or CC invite me to BUY it. Iv'e tried the obvious steps mentioned in the FAQ but no no avail. Has anyone else come across this particular one. Any ideas on how to fix this.
uninstall lr 5 cc.
install lr 5.7.1 using the link below.
Downloadable installation files available:
Download and installation help for Prodesigntools links are listed on most linked pages. They are critical; especially steps 1, 2 and 3. If you click a link that does not have those steps listed, open a second window using the Lightroom 3 link to see those 'Important Instructions'.
You cannot activate the creative cloud version with a serial number. It won't work. It will be necessary for you to uninstall Lightroom, and then download and install from this website:
Run the installation. You will be prompted at some point for your serial number. Then you will have full access to the develop module.