Could you please let us know the driver version you are running? Please go to Device Manger> Display adapters> Intel(R) HD Graphics right click on Properties and then go to Driver, you will be able to see the version installed.
When I wrote my post I was using driver version: 126.96.36.199.4331
I have since updated to the recently published drivers version: 188.8.131.5252
So far I have not experienced the lock-ups as I did before. Thank you!
I am glad to hear that!
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