Crashing Windows after Install (and some time passing)

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I have an odd situation that seems to be related. After installing the latest version of on my work laptop running Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1703, if the laptop stays awake and running for more than 5 hours or so, Explorer.exe crashes and will no longer restart or run. This causes the laptop to have to hard reboot, losing all data and disconnecting from the network. This issue will happen again and again until is removed from the system.  I have run into this problem on two different laptops that were re-imaged back to "clean" corporate images with no other software installed. 


Is there any chance that some additional troubleshooting could be done to figure out the problem? I would really like to be able to use again.


Thank you.



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So, simply having installed (but not necessarily running) causes Explorer.exe to crash.


I would venture to guess that's Thumbnail Provider is causing Explorer to crash.


Try disabling thumbnails in Explorer, and see if that makes a difference.

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