2. Trying to select several images and move them ie to a collection or a different folder I can do the select either with ctrl key or shift and select a span then when I go to click the selection to drag it the selection reverts to a single image (where I clicked). making it impossible to move multiple images at a time.
I noticed this too -- I have about 50% chance of using shift-select to select multiple photos. I find if I'm patient and try several times, and sometimes if I do the selection in reverse order (right-to-left), then it will work. I don't use Windows as my primary platform, so it's not a big issue for me. I suggest that you file a bug report at the official Adobe feedback forum: Recently active topics in Photoshop Family about Photoshop Lightroom. (This forum is a user-to-user forum in which Adobe rarely participates.)
Today, I decided to get on Adobe chat regarding the ability to select and then drag/move a group of images to another folder or collection. After much ado I discovered that it is a user error. after making the selection with shift and click the designated images are highlighted in the grid view when I go to left click to drag them the selection was reverting back to the single image that I was left clicking on and wasn't draggable. I discovered that if you click right on the image part instead of the border around each image it works fine.
Oh, I misunderstood your original description of the problem. My issue is in making the selection, not in the dragging. Glad you sorted out your problem.