Whenever I try to install some of the more recent versions of Blender and run them, all I get is a console flash and a blank, gray Blender window before both of them close themselves entirely.
I've been poking around the previous versions and found that I can install and use versions that are based off the .exe installer, but the not .msi installer. This also applied to their .zip equivalents. So far I'm currently running on Blender 2.74 and it works well, but I want to update to version 2.79 so I can be up-to-date with everything.
All of my drivers are up to date, and I did run a debug method from the command panel and got an "Exception Access Violation" error from it. I looked up how to fix it and someone suggested to uninstall the Intel HD Display drive. Mine was Intel UHD Display, but since it worked for that person I figured to give it a go. Anyway, I deleted it, it turned off Night Light mode and kind of messed up the display a bit. I'm doing a system restore to fix it now, but I still don't have any leads on how to get the newer version of Blender working.
Blender v2.74 works well, so it seems that at worst I'd miss out on bug fixes and certain new features.