Lightroom 6: Under Windows 10 slows to a crawl until restart

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Since I upgraded to Windows 10, Lightroom 6 has become painfully slow. It works perfectly fine at first, but after editing about five photos, it slows to a crawl. If I restart Lightroom, it works quickly again for a few photos, then slows down again.
I have updated my video driver to the latest, and tried turning the graphics acceleration off and on. It makes no difference. System specs below:

Lightroom version: 6.2.1 [ 1046594 ]
License: Perpetual
Operating system: Windows 10
Version: 10.0
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.0 GHz
Built-in memory: 8153.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 8153.0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 1467.1 MB (17.9%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 1512.1 MB
Memory cache size: 807.8 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1600x1200
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info:
GeForce GT 620/PCIe/SSE2

Check OpenGL support: Passed
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 358.87
Renderer: GeForce GT 620/PCIe/SSE2
LanguageVersion: 3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom
Library Path: C:\Users\Sara\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\Sara\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins:
1) $$$/PerfectEffects/Title=Perfect Effects 9
2) Canon Print Studio Pro
3) Canon Tether Plugin
4) Export to Photomatix Pro
5) Facebook
6) Flickr
7) Leica Tether Plugin
8) LR/Enfuse
9) Magic Export
10) Merge to 32-bit HDR
11) Nikon Tether Plugin
12) ShootProof

Config.lua flags: None

Adapter #1: Vendor : 10de
Device : 1049
Subsystem : 97710de
Revision : a1
Video Memory : 973
Adapter #2: Vendor : 1414
Device : 8c
Subsystem : 0
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 0
AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 1024
AudioDeviceName: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2
AudioDeviceSampleRate: 44100
Build: Uninitialized
Direct2DEnabled: false
GPUDevice: not available
OGLEnabled: true
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Did it working OK prior to the 6.2.x update? If so, I'd recommend that you roll back to the prior 6.1.1 update until things are reverted and corrected:
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I don't recall precisely whether I did the 6.2 update before or after the Windows 10 update (about a month ago). But I've done the roll-back as you suggested, and so far it seems to have fixed the problem. Unfortunately at the moment I don't have a new batch of photos to process, so I've just scrolled through an older collection and changed a few things; it seems to stay quick. I'll know for sure after a bit more time working with it. Thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Cool. Thanks.
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I was experiencing this exact problem after upgrading to Windows 10. Installing the latest update (Lightroom CC 2015.3) solves the problem. Lightroom is a pleasure to use again!