RivaTuner Statistics Server causes GUI Java programs to crash on Windows 10 1703 Creators Update

If you've recently upgraded to Windows 10 1703 (the Creators Update) and noticed that your GUI-based Java applications have sudden stopped working (including Java's own Control Panel), it might be because of RivaTuner Statistics Server. If you have RivaTuner installed, the workaround is to close RivaTuner before launching a Java app. It looks like this is a known issue, but not one that will be fixed anytime soon (blame Oracle).