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In that case I'm just going to make wild unsubstantiated statements about how crap Windows Update has been since 2016.
With regards to the video driver I couldn't even get to a command window unless I booted into command mode, and if I'm ever at that point I know that the amount of effort to scrape the system clean, safely and thoroughly, is about 100X the effort of just wiping and reinstalling.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Your post just made me discover that this BSOD was a thing, I thought it was only me. I got it last fall, fought with the start menu and video drivers quite a lot, disabled everything I could concerning Windows Update, but eventually had to give up when my tenth or twentieth system restore within ten days did not work; However I had my data saved by a cool feature of HP - you read that well - which is a fresh windows install without losing data. I just had to reinstall some apps, but did not lose a single bit.
As opposed to you, I haven't found that much about it on the internet, though. Maybe it was still an early time when I got it.
Hello Chris. As for BSOD problem, I would recommend, so you re-install Windows from the installation disk and then use it for some time without installing any drivers. Also I would recommend so you setup and run some sort of diagnostic utilities to verify your PC's hardware. Specifically, I would recommend:
If the BSOD problem still persists after you've run these tests under blank Windows installation without drivers, then it means that your PC incurs the serious hardware problem and needs to be repaired.
I've installed the minimum drivers needed to actually keep the machine functional, and have installed the minimum apps to allow me to work (doing otherwise would mean I may as well just get a new machine)
If I see the issue again I'll definitely dig in a little more. I do think it's the video driver / USB-C driver, though.
And also, I've got a question regarding this problem: Have you overclocked your PC ?? Make sure that you've not, because the following problem of BSOD might be typically encountered on notebooks with Intel Extreme CPU after it has been overclocked.