Windows 10: Microsoft Confirms Desktop Screen Flashes Bug in Windows 10

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  1. magilla's Avatar
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       24 Aug 2015 #10

    john7 said: View Post
    I use Norton and my screens are OK
    I use Norton Internet Security and have no problems on 3 computers with Windows 10. No other programs causing a 'flicker' problem.
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #11

    Berton said: View Post
    Is that image from the released version of Win10 [7/29/2015] or with the date of 7/8/2015 from one of the Preview versions?
    That was for the Win10 [7/29/2015] release NOT for any previous build.

    My desktop was scanned 4-5 times prior to the 7/29/15 release and this was the outcome on the last 3 scans. Doing my own due diligence I found out there were several critical incompatibilities with my system that would have likely resulted in serious problems if not a total crash.

    1, System not tested by HP
    2. Bluetooth incompatibility
    3. Intel Graphics Issues
    4. SanDisk (ReadyCache) caching SSD incompatibility

    But I received the "Ready To Go" message. Go Figure.

    Obviously I did not do the upgrade on my 18 month old desktop. I did upgrade my HP Notebook, not without some issues that still remain unresolved and I had the same message with it although my notebook had been tested and approved by HP. I suspect some corruption with the W10 download or something funky with the installation but I think the "Good To Go" message was very undependable.
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  3.    24 Aug 2015 #12

    Fun fact: when I restored back to 8.1 my Win10 installation (by using its built in recovery option) my 8.1 started to act like this:
    Start menu -> Desktop -> Start menu -> Desktop, forever and ever. With a less than 0.5" interval.. O_O
    Was this the fault described here?

    For instance, my installation was far from personalized: A Dell Venue 11 Pro with not even a third party browser, AV, or such. Most were Store Apps.

    SFC /SCANNOW (invoked in safe mode) repaired most of it. But there were other glitches, so I just had to restore my past Sys Image backup.

    Moral of the story: don't count on the "Revert to your past OS" option of Win10. Do not.
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  4.    24 Aug 2015 #13

    norton = bad time
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  5. jds63's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       24 Aug 2015 #14

    Possibility if it's affecting explorer.exe might be a shell extension from a third party software.Would double check those, can use CCleaner to disable.
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  6.    24 Aug 2015 #15

    Hmmm... I'm using Norton and have no issues.
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  7.    24 Aug 2015 #16

    69matrix69 said: View Post
    norton = bad time
    Actually I don't think that is entirely accurate.

    I had the latest version of Norton Internet Security & BU on my HP Notebook for the W10 conversion from 8.1 and it didn't even blink and worked seamlessly from startup and even flashed a warning that Edge would not support extensions. The errors I have and there are many are mostly with a restart and disabling Norton has no effect and I cannot trace any of these errors back to Norton. Norton clearly stated in their materials that their most current version should work with W10 with no problems. I just don't think you can trace any particular group of problems specifically to Norton. Some folks are going to have problems and some won't.
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  8. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       24 Aug 2015 #17

    Had this problem after upgrade to windows 10 where explorer.exe process crashes every second or so. Clean install solved it.
    I dont use iCloud audio is not IDT, Norton was not installed. After clean install I installed Norton antivirus and it works fine no problems.
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  9.    24 Aug 2015 #18

    I have and use Norton from my service provider comcast what screen flicker ??? i use my pc all day as it's part of my job, i do various book keeping for my elderly people i take care of and no issue unless it's so small i don't see it??.
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  10.    24 Aug 2015 #19

    It's interesting to note I've had this "flickering" issue since Windows 8/8.1 where the screen flashes from time to time. Not enough to make the OS unusable, but enough to remember it. In fact I thought it was my old GPU doing it.

    Anyway I just RMA'd my new Sapphire R9 Fury because it was artifacting badly. I'm now wondering if this issue hadn't contributed to it. I say that because the card never gave me any issues during gaming or benchmarking; however, if I was on the desktop, or on the internet, the card would just arbitrarily artifact. I still think the card was bad, but...

    Also of note is that I am running Norton Security, have been running it since moving to Win 8. The other reason I got it was because of my laptop. Anyway I've had no flickering with the laptop, even now under Win 10. Yet on the desktop it sometimes pops up.

    At any rate I'm going to give the Norton fix a try, and go from there.

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