The issues seems to be happening to developers, business customers or others who enable Hyper-V. Hyper-V has traditionally served as a testing ground for developers, secure workstations for businesses, or ways for Insiders to test newer builds of Windows with little danger of ruining their main PC.
Also experiencing this. I have installed Visual Studio 2015 Community (with Windows Phone emulator… HyperV may be the culprit).
I reached out to support. They said the engineering team is aware of the issue and are working on a fix. The devices are not defective and don’t need to be returned. -gaforrest
Fortunately, there is a workaround for the issue until Microsoft releases a more permanent fix. Using the command line, users experiencing the screen flicker can disable Hyper-V for the time being.
- Type CMD into the search bar
- Enter: dism.exe/Online/Disable-Feature:Microsoft-Hyper-V
Anecdotally, both Twitter and Reddit are filling up with complaints about other driver issues that are occurring with both the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. The new Surfaces are arguably hardware marvels, but Microsoft and Intel have some early work ahead of them to refine the experience for many.