I needed to document this here as every new release I run into the same issue when starting Blender. It crashes on start. Found the solution on the net:
Create a batch file to start Blender. I named mine blender.bat (quite original).
Contents of the file :
set PYTHONPATH="" cd C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender\ start blender.exe
Adjust your install location as needed. Then just save and double click to start. Voila!