Lightroom 5: Constantly has a blue wheel spinning and all processes are slow. Help?

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Did it perform normally previously? If so, can you think of anything the changed?

What OS/version are you running on?
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I am using Lightroom 5 and all up to date. Checked it again today. Also using windows 10
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Did you recently update to Windows 10? If so, did it run normally before updating to Windows 10?
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I updated to Windows 10 a while ago when they were offering a free upgrade and had Lightroom a short while before that. However, I have always had to optimize often but now more frequently and the blue circle lasts longer. I am an amateur photographer and now retired so perhaps am more tolerant when things are not working as they should but it does create frustration when developing as that is where the issue is present.
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What are you doing in develop when you get the blue wheel? Are you arrowing between images? Moving a slider? Painting? Cloning?

Do you have a ton of develop presets?
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Moving sliders mainly. I do not do cloning wish I could, and using the adjustment brush which I do often. It has crashed in the past .
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What are the pixel dimensions of your monitor? If you're on a 4k or 5k monitor, adjusting pixels in develop will be slow in Develop in Lightroom 5. Lightroom 6 uses the graphics processor to accelerate the Development sliders on large monitors.
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Thanks for getting back to me. The monitor is a Samsung 23" Monitor 1920 X 1080 and is Windows Comparable.