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There was really no need to uninstall the trial. Normally you simply convert to stand-alone using the serial number from your disk packaging.
Go ahead with the disk installation and if it launches as a trial – see this link for steps to convert from LR Cc to LR6.
Thanks for your fast reply. I realised that I didn't have to uninstall after it was too late. I just went ahead and did what I (incorrectly) thought was the right thing to do. Thanks also for your advice and the link which is much appreciated....I'm just a bit wary now and want to make sure that I won't compound the problem if I go ahead.
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Should be no problem! You will probably get the option to convert your catalog (work done in the trial) or you can choose a new name e.g. LRcatalog2 if you wish to start over.
OK Cheers! I will try installing tomorrow when I've got more time to spare. Thanks again for your advice.
I have tried to install my standalone copy of lightroom 6 from disk and constantly get the following message:
"We've encountered the following issues
Another installer is currently running which must be closed
before installing this product. Please close other installers."
There are no other installers running and I suspect that this is being caused by the remnants of the program left behind as described in my original post.
Can anyone help me with this problem please?
Do you still have the Creative Cloud Desktop installed? If so go to the apps tab and click on Install/Try/Buy in order to re-install the program.
If the installation is successful follow the steps in my link to convert to LR6.
I have just re-installed CC and have chosen 'Try' Lightroom 2015 which has also installed correctly. CC tells me that I have one day trial left. Do you think it might be wise to wait until tomorrow after the trial expires before converting (I'm in no rush) or should it be ok to convert now?
Thanks again for your fast response and help.
It should be OK to convert now. Do you see a button to “Buy” or “licence this Software” – simply click and continue. After licensing with your serial number remain signed in (your email should show under the help menu) and you should only need to do this one time.
I see the I day trial left box with a button to "licence this software" and also my email address appears in the LR help menu.
Sorry to ask so many questions but is it best to click on that button or to follow the instructions in the link to concert to LR6?
Go to the Lightroom menu: Help > Sign Out <your email address>
Relaunch Lightroom and click Sign In Now
Click the button - License This Software
Enter serial number – 24 digits starting 1160 & click Next
Lightroom will launch as LR6
Thank you so much for your patience and all of your help which is much appreciated.
Now I can use this fantastic program with my Nikon D500.