Windows 10, Photoshop CS5.5 tiny UI and Photoshop CC lag.

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Photoshop CS5 REALLLLY tiny UI while working on my Cintiq 13HD. Was this ever fixed?

Also Photoshop CC2015 Has 1-2 second brush lag, making it impossible to work and updating it had no effect. Has anyone else figured this issue out?

I have windows 10
An eight-core processor
20Gb of RAM
And AMD r9 200 graphics card.

Other then the UI Everything works fine in photoshop CS5.5 but in photoshop CC I've got unbearable lag. Help please!
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UI Scaling at 200% for Windows (for high resolution displays) was a feature added in Photoshop CC 2014.

Photoshop CS5 came out long before high resolution displays on Windows.

For CC 2015 - make sure you have all the updates installed, and have updated your video card driver from the GPU maker's website. We don't know of any delays like you describe, but have seen bugs in drivers, some third party utility programs, some third party plugins, and bugs in a few third party extension panels cause delays.
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All updates have been made for CC, video card, and my wacom Cintiq has the latest driver. The only thing I could guess is that the wacom driver is faulty, but the driver works perfectly fine in CS5 and other paint programs such as Corel Painter and Paint tool SAI. I also have, just in case, uninstalled and reinstalled the wacom driver a few times and restarted my computer with all updates/changes made, but the problem still persists. The lag is still only apparent in CC2015 and no other programs that I've tested. I'm also at this point pretty positive it isn't the tablet because even when I use a mouse the lag still exists. Are there any other known bugs/third party programs that people have been having issues with?

Otherwise thank you for a speedy reply!
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Windows 10 is still shaking out a lot of driver (and a few OS) issues. Yes, Wacom has already had a few updates to their drivers for Windows 10. Photoshop is using the Windows Ink API for tablet events on Windows 8 and 10, but CS5 would use the older WinTab API. So there could still be an API specific issue in the driver or OS related to tablets.

We've seen scattered problems with some utility software, video card drivers, mouse/keyboard drivers, tablet drivers, third party plugins, third party extension panels, etc. The issues we knew about in Photoshop itself were solved in the 2015.0.1 update.
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So for now would it most likely be my best option to scale back to a previous version of windows? Again thank you for your help and honest answers.