Man the major Win10 updates just do not get along with my laptop.
1703 blew up my Office install (various stuff flat out crashed Office, particularly Onenote, documented in this thread above) which required a reinstall to fix
After I finally let 1803 through this past week, it somehow blew up DirectX (…Bad Image - dxgi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error…) and apparently a bunch of other stuff. Rendering a ton of shit unusable - Edge/Vivaldi/Firefox all crashing (Chrome still managed to work - OpenGL I guess?). And apparently it’s a prerequisite for start menu search (Cortana now?) so that also broke.
sfc /scannow wasn’t able to repair since apparently it’s cache also got exploded, so had to f all back onto
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and a repeat.
Still going to keep my main desktop on Win 8.1 for the foreseeable future it seems.