MY SETUP: Machine specs: i5-5675c (not overclocked and never has been); Gigabyte Z-97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150; Samsung 850 evo 250gc; Kingston ram; Windows 10 Home (64-bit); 150-watt PSU. Total system draw: never registered over 70watts; theoretical maximum is 94. I have had this machine running along fine for the past five weeks. I ran Memtest, Prime95, Unigine Heaven, and Furmark to stress-test and burn in. No faults, no crashes, no artifacts. Furthermore, I have never had any problems with any other programs. I had Office 2013 installed prior to the update on Sept 22. I ran everything perfectly up until I installed the update through my Office 365 Small Business subscription.
Now, as soon as I launch Outlook 2016, the system freezes. Several seconds later, I get the BSOD with the only error code listed as "MACHINE_CHECK _EXCEPTION." No crash dump file is created. The Windows Error Reporting gets to 100%, then never resets. I have to manually hold the power button to reset my PC.
Even if I do not run any office apps, merely allowing Office to run in the background after startup causes the same crash in 1-3 minutes. The only way to stop the crashes was to completely uninstall Office from my desktop PC. Now, no more crashes.
Again, I have stress tested this PC. Nothing else causes this problem. If it were a memory fault, MemTest would have picked it up. It it were a PSU issue, Furmark or Prime95 would cause a crash. No other apps, including the Office 2013 suite, cause a crash.
I have read where a Broadwell cpu-powered machine experienced the same problem - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2016_preview-outlook/outlook-2016-preview-crash-bsod-on-launch/c38aface-9895-4874-80b8-842bb5fe099d/ and it looks like there is no solution there either.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Just in case anyone is curious: My mobo manufacturer just released a bios update in the last couple of days (it was listed as released on Sept 18, but it was not available for download until the 25th). I was hopeful that this would include a fix. It did not. Another user said that doing a clean uninstall of GPU drivers and updating to the latest Iris Pro driver seemed to help. I did a clean install (device manager - display adapters - uninstall -> reboot -> install latest intel driver) and it did not work. I gave up and replaced my processor with i5-4690S. No iris pro for me, sadly.
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