If you have been looking for ways to fix screen flickering issue on Windows 10, then you are at the right place. Here we are going to show you how to fix screen flickering problem in Windows 10 if your PC display flickers. Reason behind screen flickers could be a faulty device drivers or an incompatible app. See instructions below to learn how to fix them in just a few simple steps.
For the most part, Windows 10 is the most stable and error free operating system designed by Microsoft. You won’t face any major issues in Windows 10 during the installation or upgrading process. However, Windows is an operating system that runs of thousands of different hardware configurations on devices from different PC manufacturers, and to develop an OS that runs without any issues at all is not easy, that’s why Windows PCs tend to experience errors, bugs from time to time.
Screen flicker issue on Windows 10 is being reported by some users. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of fixing the flickering screen issue on Windows 10 PCs.
Troubleshoot Screen Flickering
Before moving on to the solution part, first thing that you should be aware is the reason behind screen flickering on Windows 10. It’s easy to find out the reason from the Windows Task Manager by right-clicking the Taskbar and then select Task Manager, or simply press Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcut to quickly open task manager.
Now, look at the Task Manager screen to see if it flickers. If you notice that the entire screen except the Task Manager window is flickering, an incompatible app is the reason behind it. And if the entire screen including the Task Manager flickers, it means the problem is with graphics drivers on Windows 10.
Now that you know what’s been causing screen flickering issue on Windows 10. It’s time to fix the problem
How To Update Graphics Drivers For Fixing Screen Flicker Issue On Windows 10
If the Task Manager along with the rest of the display screen is flickering on your PC, then the problem is with your device’s graphics or video driver.
In order to fix this problem, we suggest that you remove the current video driver when the PC is in safe mode and then try to reinstall the latest driver update.
Here are the steps for it:
1 – Open Settings on Windows 10.
2 – Click Update & Security.
3 – Then click on Recovery.
4 – Under Advanced startup settings option, select Restart now.
5 – Click on Troubleshoot and then on Advanced Option.
6 – Under Advanced Options, click Startup Settings.
7 – Hit Restart
8 – Once rebooted, Select the option 4 to start in Safe mode. Or select 5 to start Safe Mode with Networking.
9 – Now to uninstall Video card driver, perform the following steps.
- Press the Windows Key + X shortcut to open the Power User menu and then select Device Manager.
- Click to expand Device adapters option.
- Right-click the adapter and select Uninstall.
- Now select the Delete the driver software for this device check box and hit the OK button.
- Restart your PC.
10 – Now to reinstall video drivers, perform the steps below:
- Open Settings.
- Click Update & security.
- Click on Windows update option and then click Check for updates download and install updated video driver.
11 – All done.
Windows update manager searches for the most compatible video drivers for your device. However, it may not the be the most recently released driver. Therefore, instead of using Windows Update, download and install the required driver manually from graphics card manufacturer’s website.
How To Uninstall Incompatible Apps To Fix Screen Flicker Issue
Another reason for screen flicker on Windows 10 is too many apps installed on your device. You can uninstall unnecessary apps, especially some third-party antivirus apps that you carried forward from previous version of Windows onto Windows 10 are known to have caused screen flicker problem. Here’s how to uninstall incompatible apps:
1 – Open Settings and click on System option.
2 – Click on Apps & features in System settings window.
3 – Select the app that’s been causing the issue and hit uninstall.
4 – Click uninstall again when prompted.
Now the app or apps downloaded from Windows Store will be uninstalled. Bur if one of the traditional desktop app has been causing screen flicker, the see the steps below to uninstall them.
- Open Control Panel and click on Uninstall a program option.
- Select the application you wish to uninstall.
- Click Uninstall and follow on-screen steps to uninstall the app.
- Once uninstalled, reboot your PC.
This should fix the problem. Now if you want to install the deleted app or software once again because to need it, check for its latest updated and Windows 10 compatible version from manufacturer’s website.
If the drivers update method didn’t work, try downloading and installing an older version of the driver from manufacturer’s website, which may work fine on your device. But bear in mind that installing older driver will replace the updated driver along with its new features and facilities. Windows 10 sometimes automatically installs drivers update, here’s how to prevent Windows 10 from installing automatic drivers update.
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