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I had a reasonable horsepower Vista machine which I decided to do a fresh install to Win10 on a new SSD. Part of that involved reloading the display driver from Dell. Everything worked fine, until when some unknown update from 1607 in the direction of 1709, the machine bricked. When booting, I would see a message that Windows didn't like something, wants to revert to the previous version, then it reboots and repeats the process.

I didn't actually like the Windows 10 fresh install solution since I had about 100 software products and pre-configured thingies that were useful to me. I decided to upgrade the Vista system to Windows 7 to Windows 10, then moved the resulting partition to the SSD. I reloaded the display driver. Everything worked fine ... until some unknown update.

Long story short, I now have no end of problems with drivers. Right now I am at the state where the desktop gains focus about every 59-72 seconds, the desktop goes black for about a second, any instance of Explorer, control panel or file open dlg closes and my current app of interest loses focus (including browser, word etc.). The desktop comes back, and start menu (hidden for me) comes alive and focus goes to the desktop. Various pages found by Google say that it is a wary driver that is at fault (or a short list of several known problematic apps). Most drivers have to do with either sound or display driver. I've spent about 4 man days on this in the last couple of weeks. Not solved yet.

I've not been in a complementary mood towards Microsoft for the last month.
I'm retired. There's a nap for that...
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