Its not working again today. No other updates on my laptop as i disabled them for a month.
Jun 30 2020
Jun 28 2020
Weirdly now its working! Thank you. I did remove a lot of the latest windows net frame updates. maybe that helped too. Thanks for your help
Done both of the above. Still no success, the only way I can get Blender 2.8.1 to run is in compatibility mode with Windows 8.