Lightroom CC 2015.7: Not pleased with the update on Windows 10 (Driver issue)

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I have been using Lightroom CC for nearly 2 years now, and I have always trusted every update. This latest one, however, is really disappointing. The radial filter is very sluggish. And other updates that were instantaneous now takes several seconds to complete. I will probably roll back to the previous update. This is really a disappointment to me. My system:
Windows 10 home premium
HP desktop workstation
i5 Processor
8 GB RAM
Integrated graphics (no graphics card)

I realize that I don't have the latest and fastest computer. But I have never felt uncomfortable with performance until this update. If this is the direction Adobe is going then I'll have to look elsewhere. I realize such a threat is meaningless. I'm just one person. But I don't need this kind of performance hit.
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Tell us more about "other updates that were instantaneous now takes several seconds to complete" because this clearly isn't expected and needs investigation.
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I have a simple preset that adjusts highlights and shadows for my scenic photos. It now takes 2 to 3 seconds for that simple adjustment to be made.

I often switch from Camera Standard to Camera Vivid. Was instantaneous, now takes as long as 5 seconds.

The radial filter sometimes just goes wonky. The Lightroom title screen drops and the filter just won't work. Same thing seems to happen sometimes on the crop tool.

Adjusting sliders such as blacks or exposure in the basic module is delayed making precision adjustments practically impossible. Same thing in the HSL adjustments.

Basically any type of adjustment that I make is delayed by several seconds. Is Adobe moving ahead so fast that my computer that was handling everything so well has now with just one update has now become totally obsolete?

If so, I'll drop back to CC 2015.6 and just stay there. That makes a creative cloud subscription a waste, in my opinion. I can always reload Photoshop CS6.

Oh, and another thing. Download times are now dismally slow. I have never seen Lightroom performed this poorly.
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Very odd Jim. Can you just drop your Help menu > System Info on this thread please, and also the status of both Performance checkboxes when you're seeing these issues please.
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I'm just wondering. The images I have been working on tonight were taken as handheld panorama images that are really really uneven with a lot of jagged edges protruding in many directions. Of course, when the image is cropped all of those irregularities don't show. I'm wondering if such irregularity could be causing some of the problem has Lightroom tries to adjust the image.

But the Lightroom "Title screen" sometimes drops down right in the middle of editing. It seems that it can show up just about any time. Lightroom really isn't functioning as smoothly as it has in the past.
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Both performance checkboxes are NOT checked. Here is the system info:
Lightroom version: CC 2015.7 [ 1090788 ]License: Creative Cloud
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: 8078.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 8078.0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 358.2 MB (4.4%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 547.7 MB
Memory cache size: 423.2 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) 1920x1080
Input types: Multitouch: No, Integrated touch: No, Integrated pen: No, External touch: No, External pen: No, Keyboard: No

Graphics Processor Info: 
Check OpenGL support: Failed
Vendor: 
Version: 
Renderer: 
LanguageVersion: 


Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom
Library Path: C:\Users\JimHes64s\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom master..lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\JimHes64s\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom

Installed Plugins: 
1) AdobeStock
2) Canon Print Studio Pro
3) Canon Tether Plugin
4) Facebook
5) Flickr
6) HDR Efex Pro 2
7) Leica Tether Plugin
8) Nikon Tether Plugin
9) ProShow
10) ProShow Web

Config.lua flags: None

Adapter #1: Vendor : 8086
Device : 102
Subsystem : 2ada103c
Revision : 9
Video Memory : 32
Adapter #2: Vendor : 1414
Device : 8c
Subsystem : 0
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 0
AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 1024
AudioDeviceName: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2
AudioDeviceSampleRate: 44100
Build: LR5x102
Direct2DEnabled: true
Direct2DPresent: true
GPUDeviceEnabled: false
OGLEnabled: false
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Are you still seeing it with non-panorama shots Jim?
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Based on your GPU failed to initialized.  I would suspect an old/bad video driver.

Update your video drivers. Determine what video card you have and go *directly to the manufacturers website (nVidia or ATI/AMD)* and download the latest driver.

Just doing Windows Update won't give you the latest and greatest drivers. You must go directly to your card manufacturers website to check for driver updates.
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My computer doesn't have a dedicated graphics card. I'm just using the integrated Intel graphics driver that is built into the motherboard. I did however update the driver just now as you suggested. I have only had time to briefly evaluate any results. Things "seem" to be running a little better. But time will tell.

Victoria, the non-panorama shots seem to be performing about normal.
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Well, I did find a driver update and installed it. Lightroom now seems to perform as well as it did before. It turns out that my driver was several versions Behind. I think I'm OK now.