How to fix screen flickering problem in Windows 10

If your computer screen flickers randomly or when you move your mouse pointer, below are the steps to troubleshoot and fix the screen flickering issue in Windows 10.

What Causes Screen Flicker?

The screen flickering issue in Windows 10 is usually caused by incompatible apps or by outdated, corrupted or incompatible display drivers.

A quick way to find the most likely reason for this problem is to open it task manager by pressing ctrl + Old + Extinguish Keys and see if Task Manager flickers.

If Task Manager flickers on the screen along with other items, the problem is caused by an outdated, corrupted, or incompatible display driver.

If Task Manager doesn’t flicker while the rest of the screen flickers, the problem is most likely an incompatible app.

1. Roll back the display driver

If the screen flickers after an update, try rolling back the display driver to the previous version and see if that helps resolve the issue.

1. Right click on the beginning click and click device manager.

2. On the Device Manager screen, expand display adapter entry and double-click the graphic card.

Graphics card in Device Manager screen

3. On the next screen, select the driver tab and click rollback driver Possibility.

Display driver rollback

4. Restart your computer.

Note: If the Roll Back Driver option isn’t available, it means your computer doesn’t have the previous driver version.

2. Update the display driver

The screen flickering issue on your computer may be due to the display driver not being updated to the latest version.

1. Right click on the beginning click and click device manager.

2. On the Device Manager screen, expand display adapter Entry > right click on graphic card and select update drivers Possibility.

Update the graphics card driver

3. Select on the next screen Automatic search for updated driver software Possibility.

Windows will automatically download and install the latest available version of the driver (if available). If Windows cannot find the update, you will be notified with a “No updates found” message.

3. Uninstall the display driver

If updating the driver didn’t help, uninstall the display driver and let Windows 10 reinstall the correct driver.

1. Right click on the beginning click and click device manager.

2. On the Device Manager screen, expand display adapter Entry > right click on graphic card and select Uninstall device Possibility.

Uninstall display driver

3. Restart your computer and Windows 10 will automatically install the necessary drivers.

4. Uninstall incompatible app

Uninstalling apps can help if the screen flickering issue started after installing a specific app or only occurs while using a specific app.

1. Open settings > click applications Symbol.

2. Select on the application screen Apps & Features in the left pane. In the right pane, click the apartment you want to uninstall and select it Uninstall Possibility.

Uninstall the Windows app or program using Settings

Tip: You can use the… search bar on the Apps & features screen to search for the app or program you want to remove.

4. Click on the confirmation popup Uninstall confirm.

After uninstalling the app, restart your computer and check if the problem persists.

5. Uninstall Windows Update

Uninstalling the latest Windows 10 update can help if the problem started appearing after installing monthly cumulative updates on your computer.

1. Go to settings > Updates & Security > windows update and click View the history of installed updates link in the right pane.

View the history of installed updates

2. Click on Uninstall updates link > select windows update you want to remove and click on the Uninstall Possibility.

Selected Windows updates uninstalled

3. Restart your computer and check if the issue is resolved now.

Note: Important Windows 10 updates (feature updates) can only be uninstalled within 10 days by using different steps described in this guide: How to uninstall Windows 10 updates.

6. Opt out of the Insider program

Some users have reported resolving the issue by opting out of the Windows Insider program, which allows you to participate in Windows 10 development and see new Windows features before they’re released to the public .

Go to settings > Updates & Security > select Windows Insider Program in the left pane and click Exit the Insider Program in the right area.

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