Note: Don’t install the Bing Desktop. Also, don;t install any Windows Live components unless you have an email account with Microsoft.
2) Identify the Video / Graphics system in your PC and get the Windows 8 drivers direct from the Video System manufacturer.
P.S. I recommend these steps on all Windows 8 PC’s and Laptops, specifically designed for Windows 8 with high-end Graphics Sub-Systems or Graphics Cards.
P.S.S. – On Upgraded PC’s & Laptops – If your computer was not designed specifically for Windows 7 or Windows 8 these steps may still help. There are many “Designed for Vista” PC’s that don’t upgrade well to Windows 8. If your PC was designed for Windows XP, Windows 8 is usually NOT a viable option, practically speaking.
Many Second Life players encountered a bevy of bugs after installing the latest Windows 10 versions on their computers. As a matter of fact, Second Life crashes more frequently on Windows 10 compared to Windows 8, 8.1.
If the problems persists, maybe the workaround listed below will help you fix it.
What can I do if Second Life keeps crashing?
1. Check your drivers
Make sure that you’re running the latest graphics driver versions on your computer. Go to your driver manufacturer’s website and download the drivers from there. Restart your computer and then launch the game again.
2. Run the BSOD troubleshooter
If Second Life crashes with a Blue Screen of Death error, you could also run Windows 10’s built-in BSOD troubleshooter. Go to Settings, click on Update & Security, then go to Troubleshoot, select Blue Screen, and run the tool and then test the game again.
3. Clean boot your computer
- Type msconfig in Windows Search.
- Select System Configuration and go to the Services tab.
- Select Hide all Microsoft services and click Disable all.
- Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Select the programs that you want to disable on startup and click Ok.
- Reboot your computer, then launch Second Life.
If you’re running too many apps and programs at the same time, this might impact the resources allocated to running Second Life.
Try performing a clean boot in order to launch Windows 10 with a limited number of drivers so as to direct as many computer resources as possible towards running the game (especially if you’re using an old machine).
4. Additional solutions
If the game continues to crash, maybe the solutions available in the following troubleshooting guides will help you fix the problem for good:
Let us know if you have managed to solve your Second Life problems on Windows 10 by applying the above-mentioned methods. If not, describe your issue in the comments box and we’ll try to search more about this.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in November 2013 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
This post was written by Radu Tyrsina and was first posted to WindowsReport