A common problem that users may encounter in Windows 10 operating system is screen flickering or intermittence, which is likely due to incompatible applications or display drivers. In this guide we will guide you through the steps to solve and correct the flickering problem that you may be experiencing on your computer.
Find out if an app is causing the problem
The first thing to do is find out what is really causing the screen to flicker.
You can quickly find out by opening the Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Task Manager, or you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + Del.
The next step is to pay attention to the screen and see if the Task Manager is blinking . If everything on the screen is flickering, but the Task Manager is not, then you are dealing with an incompatible application. In the event that Task Manager is flashing along with everything else on the screen, then the problem is most likely the graphics drivers.
Once you've figured out what generally causes the problem, you can take the following steps to fix it.
How to uninstall incompatible apps
Although there are a large number of applications that could cause problems, it can generally be reduced to third-party antivirus and applications designed for earlier versions of Windows.
To uninstall incompatible apps, do the following:
- Open Settings.
- Click Applications.
- Select the application causing the problem and click "Uninstall."
If you are uninstalling an application from the Microsoft Store, there are no further actions to take. However, if you are uninstalling a traditional desktop app, you will have to go through the traditional uninstall process. You can also use the Control Panel to uninstall a problematic desktop app.
Once you uninstall the applications that may be causing the problem, restart your computer and see if this has fixed the flickering problem .
If you've fixed the problem, but you need to keep using the app, be sure to check the software company's support website for more information on an updated version or alternative options that work without problems in Windows 10.
Update your graphics drivers to the latest version
Windows Update always offers the most compatible device drivers , but it does not mean that they are the latest version available. Alternatively, instead of using Windows Update, you can download and install the necessary driver manually from the graphics card manufacturer's website. Of course, you will need to know what graphics card is installed in your computer, which you can easily find by searching in the device manager.
In case the latest driver doesn't fix your computer flickering problem, as a last resort you can try downloading and installing an older version of the driver from the manufacturer's support website . While new enhancements and features may be lost, sometimes an older version of the driver may work better.
These are the two main ways to fix a flickering problem on your computer screen. Have you had any experience with it?