Unfortunately APU support is so bad , I have laptop with AMD Apu and I have problems too (Windows 10 1709) ...
17.7.2 is not stable and BETA works awful ....
I go back to creators update(1703) and I am waiting for new driver with APU support before update again , I am afraid that its going to late
First rule for all Laptops:
if the newest driver on amd.com fails you should go to last working driver - or, what would be "best", using the driver given by your Laptop-Manufactor (here HP)
these OEMs use to change "standards" for their MoBos in Laptops/Tablets/AiOs so they do their stuff - and thats why standard drivers can sometimes create errors
but now we also have first rule for Drivers:
ALWAYS uninstall drivers with DDU in "Safe Mode" (multiple restarts needed until installation is useable again)
1. download latest DDU
2. run as admin
3. use "safe mode"
3a. pc will reboot
4. rebooted in "safe mode" - "clean driver & reboot"
5. after rebooted - install latest or desired driver
7. test again
Thanks for the advice on DDU! I used it to remove all traces of the beta driver, then used Windows Update to find MS-approved drivers. It found version 16.300.2701.0 for both the R5 and the R7 M340 (though it identified the latter as an M440 and installed the driver with that hardware identifier). Both installed without incident, and have been running smoothly for about 6 hours. I can even do a warm restart without having to fiddle around!!!
However, the Radeon settings app that came with it suffers from the same problem as the official 17.7.2 package - app crashes with error logs and without ever opening. So I simply uninstalled the settings app via the start menu shortcut. I have no control over Radeon-specific settings for now, but at least the basic driver function seems stable.
Here's hoping that AMD gets the beta driver issues sorted, especially with the settings app, soon...
Thanks again for the advice,
I couldn't agree more. I'd like to delay updating from 1703 to 1709, but every time I turned the computer on the incredibly annoying Windows Update started downloading 1709 again.
For now, see my reply to benman2785 for how I have gotten at least stable basic driver function with 1709 (for now, anyway)