Update 2017-07-24: Java 1.8.0_141 is said to fix this issue for DbVisualizer 9.2.3 and later versions

The following workaround applies if using Java 1.8.0_131 and older Java versions such as Java 7:

After installing the Windows 10 Creator Update users have reported that Java crash brutally at start of DbVisualizer. This is a Java bug and a confirmed workaround is to change the look and feel to another than the Windows L&F. Since DbVisualizer cannot be started at all, it requires a few manual steps to change it:

  1. Open a Windows file explorer
  2. Navigate to your USER-HOME\.dbvis\config70 folder
  3. Open dbvis.xml in a text editor
  4. Locate the following row:
  5. Replace it with:
  6. Save the file and start DbVisualizer using the standard launcher

If you do not have the dbvis.xml file in 2) above, create it with this content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Hopefully a soon to be released Java version will solve this issue.