Give us some details. What operating system? What version NUMBER of Lightroom? What error messages do you get?
And why do you think a pirate version wouldn't have this problem? (Pointless question, don't bother answering).
No error messages.
Lightroom version: CC 2015.2 [ 1044713 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Operating system: Windows 10
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 2.3 GHz
Built-in memory: 16299.0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16299.0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 867.1 MB (5.3%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 931.2 MB
Memory cache size: 0.0 MB
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 4
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
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: Passed
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 376.54
Renderer: GeForce 840M/PCIe/SSE2
LanguageVersion: 3.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom
Library Path: C:\Users\Ian\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom Catalog.lrcat
Settings Folder: C:\Users\Ian\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom
1) Canon Tether Plugin
4) Leica Tether Plugin
5) Nikon Tether Plugin
Config.lua flags: None
Adapter #1: Vendor : 10de
Device : 1341
Subsystem : 381c17aa
Revision : a2
Video Memory : 2019
Adapter #2: Vendor : 8086
Device : 1616
Subsystem : 381c17aa
Revision : 9
Video Memory : 80
Adapter #3: Vendor : 1414
Device : 8c
Subsystem : 0
Revision : 0
Video Memory : 0
AudioDeviceName: Speakers (Conexant SmartAudio HD)
GPUDevice: not available
Updates done. No change, same old rubbish. Re-install?
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Well, honestly, if you are saying that it takes 20 clicks to launch LR, this is an operating system problem or perhaps some other software is interfering (or a hardware problem), and doesn't have anything to do with LR. There's something interfering with the normal operation. My first guess is to try (temporarily) turning off your virus checker and firewall to see if that improves the situation. But I emphasize the word "guess". These things are hard to diagnose in person, let alone across the internet.
I agree. I'll look at the OS then and maybe re-install windows.
Cheers for the help.