After 2 days in hell trying to install Windows 10 that came brand new on an USB install disk without network drivers for a brand new MSI Gaming motherboard, I thought everything was fine...
On this machine everything worked brilliantly for months on Mint Linux 17.3 64 bit edition. But I was forced to go purchase Windows 10 for my shiny new Virtual Reality headset...HTC VIVE.
Finally windows 10 was stable for roughly 2 weeks, I was in Virtual Reality heaven playing the latest and the greatest, Raw Data, Space Pirate Trainer, The Lab, Portal stories VR and whatnot...
And there came Windows update 1607 that changed everything.
This is the anniversary update to Windows 10. After a long install, everything SEEMED to work fine, heck I even loved the speed and the look of it...except here came my first problem. All of a sudden - Steam VR froze up...the Virtual Reality image in the HDM goggles froze... Windows 10 ran fine despite this, but after restarting the Steam VR...it froze after a few minutes gameplay again. This hasn't happened A SINGLE DAY during those 2 weeks with the original Windows 10.
Panic time...Googling everywhere, and reads HUNDREDS of angry HTC Vive customers that now desperately try to warn others of DO NOT UPGRADE TO ANNIVERSARY 1607 Of Windows 10 - it will DESTROY your VR experience.
Unfortunately I read that too late, I'm now with windows support - and as I can read of this thread...and experience myself, Windows support is what windows support is...like read from a script. Being the polite dummy I am...I am following their instruction step by step, but my Windows 10 is fine...works perfect according to all tests. Except Steam VR that worked PERFECTLY before the update.
Now, I read the 100s of people and what they have tried, everything from re-installing the entire HTC VIVE packet and drivers, to removing and installing USB drivers, to reinstalling Steam and Steam VR... endless support threads with various game creators who are completely clueless to what's going on.
Ok, I'll go over to the corner and cry a little now and look at my 3500$ brick-VR computer. Thanks WINDOWS! Thanks MS!!!!