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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 616
    Windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #1

    Microsoft Confirms Desktop Screen Flashes Bug in Windows 10


    Microsoft Confirms Desktop Screen Flashes Bug in Windows 10, Offers Fix

    One of the many bugs found in Windows 10 is causing the desktop screen to flicker on and off and without an official workaround for Microsoft, users have tried nearly everything, especially because on some devices, this problem makes the OS impossible to use.

    While it's not yet clear how widespread this issue actually is, Microsoft today offered a workaround for the bug, explaining that most often it's caused by third-party software that aren't fully compatible with Windows 10 (this is one of the reasons many computers didn't get Windows 10 in the first place, but it appears that solving compatibility issues takes more time than initially thought).

    “We have received reports of this happening with some third-party software products that cause Explorer.exe to crash repeatedly,” Microsoft briefly stated.

    Right now, Microsoft says that screen flickering is happening on Windows 10's desktop because one of these three apps: Norton Antivirus or other antivirus solution, iCloud, and IDT Audio.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2015 #2

    No problems here and I use iCloud too. Also Kaspersky as "other AV solution.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 138
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit BETA
       24 Aug 2015 #3

    Right now, Microsoft says that screen flickering is happening on Windows 10's desktop because one of these three apps: Norton Antivirus or other antivirus solution, iCloud, and IDT Audio.
    Then I would like to report that screen flickering is happening on Windows 10's desktop because of Windows 10. I have had the problem on several clean installs ...
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  4. Joined : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
    Posts : 106
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       24 Aug 2015 #4

    I've installed Win 10 about 15 times so far and no issues...
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       24 Aug 2015 #5

    A simple fix-Don't use Norton. I use Avast AIS and my screen does not flicker.
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  6.    24 Aug 2015 #6

    I use Norton and my screens are OK
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  7. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 139
    Tried 10 Returned to 8.1
       24 Aug 2015 #7

    I wonder how many of those who have been adversely affected by the W10 transition received this little gem?

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  8. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,596
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       24 Aug 2015 #8

    gator2013 said: View Post
    I wonder how many of those who have been adversely affected by the W10 transition received this little gem?

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    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?
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  9. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #9

    no problems thus far here either and I too have and use icloud.
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  10.    24 Aug 2015 #10

    DoItJust said: View Post
    Then I would like to report that screen flickering is happening on Windows 10's desktop because of Windows 10. I have had the problem on several clean installs ...
    Ditto, same here too.

    I didn't notice it with the upgrade but I did a clean install over the weekend and now notice the flickering...I have Norton Security with Win 10 Pro.
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