Some experiencing flickering on Surface Book, workaround available

Hyper-V causing screen flicker in some Surface Books, workaround is disabling it.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Oct 27 2015 1:40 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Some users are seeing screen flickering with the newly launched Surface Book. If you're one of them, Microsoft News has a workaround for you. While there's no specific reason to think using it would cause issues, we have to disclaim that we take no responsibility for any issues caused by using it.

Some experiencing flickering on Surface Book, workaround available | TweakTown.com

Now then, Microsoft's virtualization tech known as Hyper-V is said to be the cause of the issue. Until they fix it (and they've indicated they will), you can disable it by finding your way to Command Prompt and entering this text: "dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V" (no quotes). Alternately, go to Windows Features and disable it there.

NEWS SOURCE:microsoft-news.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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