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From your SSU report:
"Version" displayName="" value="6.1.7600 Build 7600"
That is Windows 7 without Service Pack 1. I'm pretty sure that most drivers for modern hardware require Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as a minumum. I would install Service Pack 1, and update Windows 7 to current before trying anything else. Avoid KB3035583 if you do not want the 'Get Windows 10' nag.
You may want to reinstall Windows then apply Service Pack 1 before installing any drivers, since they may be a source of your problem.
Service Pack 1 here (windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe): https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
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Gize comments are correct. I suggest you to update Windows 7 and motherboard drivers first then, try again the applications.
There is a newer BIOS version for your motherboard and there is a newer Intel® Graphics Driver version 4463.
H170 PRO GAMING BIOS 1807
Let me know how it goes.
Gize and Mike,
Thank you so much for your answers and help.
I got going down the path of why I couldn't even get the option to load SP1 and a thread on another forum suggested that one user ran into many problems updating their BIOS while another instantly removed the problem by installing a supported video card. (As an aside, I never found the newer graphics driver on my own or I'd have definitely installed it... one of the reasons I really appreciate you guys! I don't understand why intel or asus wouldn't make these sorts of important updates more readily "find-able").
Given my apprehension to update the BIOS and potentially mess up my brand new build (which comes out of necessity and several full days of stress as my old computer would blue screen w/in moments of boot-up), I decided to shut everything down and order an nVidia card.
It solved the problem instantly. Best $120 I ever spent... or got gouged on for credit. I was hoping to avoid it since I am in no way a gamer. It was one of the reasons I was drawn to the newer chip, but, given my previous stress, and general uncertainty w/ the BIOS update, I felt this was the best way to go.
Thank you both for your responses. At this stage, while I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't get the on-chip graphics to work as well as draining a few more precious days as a self-employed person, I am happy w/ the nVidia card. And the extra expense, while not budgeted for nor desired, wasn't crushing given the money I already spent on a new system.
Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated!!!
Thanks for the response Mike. I guess it's a live and learn type situation here. Perhaps if I'd had more time I'd have been able to see it through w/o the extra expense or additional down time. I will say I am extremely happy w the speed of the new system and the low operating temps. Very nice. Thx again for the help