Let’s get to the chase…after a painful update my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Anniversary and facing action center, edge, start button not working issue, I decided to clean install W10A instead. I know that plain W10A install works just fine as a clean install because I have a virtual machine which in running W10A. With the clean install, I still had issues with IE11 crashing when launch; when trying to install ADK, the install crashed with faulting module nvumdshim.dll. This pointed to the NVDIA graphic card driver installed by Microsoft.
Sure enough, after I downloaded the latest drivers from NVDIA and installing it, everything was working well on my W10A desktop. Given this, I suspect a lot of the update problems with W10A is probably related to graphic drivers. Another clue is that some users were able to get their action center, start menu, etc working after booting up in safe mode and then booting to normal Windows again. Windows uses a basic video driver in safe mode which could explain why it was working in safe mode, but I am not sure why it may work again after rebooting to normal mode, but I suspect that system will crash again in no time and it is not permanent fix. Read the rest of this entry »