Q: Screen flickering with w/new Surface Book when Hyper V enabled. Anyone else experiencing this?

Just got my unit, i7 512GB. Applied all the updates (including the recent firmware). My screen keeps flickering on/off, whether or not the screen is docked. I've tried resetting but the issue still persists. It also seems independent of running apps or focused windows. Adjusting the brightness doesn't resolve the issue.

Here's a video:

Is this happening to anyone else?



Ok I disabled hyper-v with command line and it seems that the flicker is now gone.  Working fine for the past 15 minutes. Here is the command

dism.exe /Online /Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V

MODERATOR EDIT (11/3/2015):  Marking this work-around as answer with the acknowledgement that it doesn't solve for all of you.  There is a new HD Graphics 520 driver update in the "System Firmware Update - 11/2/2015" for you to install.

Note the presented issue was screen flickering on the Surface Book.  For those of you experiencing challenges when connecting to external monitors via the miniDP port or via the Surface Dock please share your feedback in posts specific to your scenario.  For example here or here may better describe your concerns with the Surface Dock. 

As we learn more we will share in the appropriate threads.

Thanks <Josh

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Well it looks like todays (11/02/2015) Surface Book Firmware Update fixed the screen flickering with Hyper-V enabled issue at least for me for the last 30 minutes. I installed the update and used the following command to reinstall the Hyper-V feature:

In an elevated Command Prompt type:

dism.exe /Online /Enable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V /All

Rebooted computer and there is no screen flickering so far. Opened Visual Studio 2015 and ran Visual Studio Android emulator manager, then brought up one of the emulators. Everything seemed to work as it should or at least the emulator came up and ran android with no issues.

Thanks Microsoft for being so responsive...


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