Why will SOLIDWORKS not launch after I have applied Windows
A problem has been identified with Windows Update KB3097877.
After installing this update SOLIDWORKS can fail to launch.
A newer version of this specific Windows Update has now been
released to resolve this issue. If your computer shows symptoms of crashing
during launch after applying this Windows update, please follow these steps to
resolve the problem:
original Windows Update KB3097877
Download the newer
version of the update from the Microsoft download site here
Install the new version of the Update
by Wayne Marshall
Customer Support Manager