For some odd reason, Windows 10 version 2004 seems to have decided that it will not play nicely with certain displays. Take this new display bug that has been driving people nuts.
This, and the problem of screens blanking out on external displays, means that something sinister is at play here. As in some underlying driver or controller problem that is causing these displays to glitch out and not function properly.
Luckily, just like the abovementioned problem, this display bug is easy to fix, as well.
Apparently, this new issue that has surfaced causes external display issues in laptops and tablet. It affects devices that have a built-in display, like a laptop or hybrid tablet.
The problem rears its ugly head when you connect your machine to an external monitor that is set to mirror the built-in display. Both monitors then start to suffer from flickering, and the only way around it is to restart your Windows 10 machine.
Which is exactly what Microsoft is suggesting:
“The external monitor should recover if you restart your device. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows 10 version 2004. We are working to fix the issue in a future version of the operating system.”
The not so optimistic news coming out of this announcement is that only a future version of the operating system will address this bug. It appears that like this display problem is too severe to fix with a minor update.
Good thing here is that this display bug does not prevent users from using their Windows 10 PC if they have deployed the May 2020 Update on their device. Plus, there’s an easy workaround for this.
But this is one bug that we’ll need to keep an eye on!