Lightroom Classic: Basic sliders have no effect if use Auto Preset

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In Lightroom if I use a Auto Preset on import, it applies a Auto change that is very visible in the Basic Panel.  If I then take the image from Library to Develop and try and change one of the Auto made changes, such as exposure, I can move the sliders but it makes no change to say exposure.  If I hit Auto again, it makes the same changes as the import preset did, but this time I can make changes by moving the sliders.  What am I doing wrong?
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Joe Farrell

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Hi Joe,

Would you tell us what operating system and version of Lightroom you are using?
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Windows 10 Pro, GeForce 1080, Lightroom 7.2 and here is what I posted on Lightroom Queen's forum as a fix I found.  Is this a bug or by design?

"I found the problem. The images I imported were embedded previews in Library. When I went to Develop and with the Preset on Import set to do Auto in Basic, then I could not change the exposure or any of the settings (the sliders moved but no action). If I hit the Auto in Develop, then this time the sliders moved and had an effect. So I went and generated standard sized previews for all the images that I imported and now when I go to Develop and move a Basic slider, it has an effect without having to hit the Auto again.  "
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Thanks, Joe.

That is not as intended. I was not able to reproduce the behavior on my Mac. Perhaps you could try resetting Lightroom preferences and try it again with a different image.

How do I reset Lightroom's Preferences? - The Lightroom Queen

Let me know if that helps.
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I did reset LR preferences, it happens on any image that I only selected embedded previews on import and does not happen on the Mac but does on Windows 10. 

Thanks for your interest and helping.  I truly think this is a bug.  I uninstalled LR and reinstalled it with the updates, deleted preferences also. 

Joe