License reverts to CC from perpetual after updating to 6.10.1

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I recently I bought a standalone version of LR - LR 6 through an authorized reseller. I had my account setup by Adobe at Adobe Licensing Website (LWS) where I see that I have a license for LR 6 - which is correct.
So I went here: 
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
and downloaded a dmg file for LR 6, installed it and licensed with my SN. The splash screen shows that I have LR 6.0, the "about" dialog box shows that I have LR 6.0 and more importantly "The System Info..." dialog shows that I have LR 6.0 and that my license is perpetual. 
Then I clicked on "..updates" and checked and installed the latest updates. After that the splash screen shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1, the "about" dialog shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 and more importantly "The System Info..." dialog shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 and that my license became Creative Cloud.
I uninstalled everything, reinstalled LR and licensed with my SN. The splash screen shows that I have LR 6.0, the "about" dialog box shows that I have LR 6.0 and more importantly "The System Info..." dialog shows that I have LR 6.0 and that my license is perpetual.
Then I manually downloaded the latest update 6.10.1 from here: 
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-downloads.html
and applied it. After the update, the splash screen again shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1, the "about" dialog shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 and more importantly "The System Info..." dialog again shows that I have Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.10.1 and that my license became Creative Cloud
 
How come that my perpetual license became a CC license?
What do I need to do to have the latest update to LR and still keep my perpetual license? Is it possible at all to update LR 6.0 and keep the perpetual license? 
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Ruslan Ishtuganov

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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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You are likely seeing a 7-day trial of the Creative Cloud features. If you've properly entered your serial number, it will revert to version 6.10.1 at the end of the trial. 
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You can always erase CC if you don't want it, and reinstall the LR 6. Sometimes the trial takes over. I preferred to stay with LR CC but I have an older Adobe Acrobat since it is not a program I typically use or need. 
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Ruslan Ishtuganov

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Rikk Flohr
Well, it makes sense, because LR did offer a 7 day trial. So I would like to keep this issue open for a week and see what happens. 

Jonathan Miller
How can I do that? I had 3 Adobe representatives connected to my Mac trying to reinstall LR in various ways and after spending probably around 10 hrs total, I still have CC 2015.10.1 and NOT 6.10.1.
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Ruslan Ishtuganov

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Well, it's been over a month now but it is still Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015.12
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Adobe aren't great about making things clear ...