Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 suffering from an ugly flickering screen problem -- but there is a fix

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Surface Book went on sale yesterday, and today we’re seeing the first reports of a big problem with Microsoft’s MacBook rival. According to numerous reports, the device is blighted with a nasty intermittent flickering screen issue.

It’s not only the new laptop that has the problem either, it’s affecting the new Surface Pro 4 too -- epileptics beware. You can see the flickering in action below.

While this is a bad bug, and one that makes using either device pretty impossible, it looks as if the problem only affects users who have installed and enabled Hyper-V. Disabling the feature fixes the problem.

To disable Hyper-V, open a Command Prompt and type dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V

This is, of course, only a workaround, but Microsoft tells us it is aware of the problem and is working on a fix which will hopefully be issued shortly.

Image Credit: Lance McCarthy

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