I had the same screen flickering with my brand new XPS 15 (9550).
I could trace it down to the internal grafix conflicting with hypervisor software such as hyper-v, vmware or virtualbox. As soon as I installed it, the screen starts to flicker. After removing the hypervisor everythring runs smooth and without any issues.
I stumbled upon a Microsoft issue in their KB where there tell about some issues using W10, Skylake and a hypervisor. Guess this will be fixed in the next wave of W10 or the next driver from Intel for the iGPU of Skylake.
For me it works - hope it helps guys!
Cheers and have a nice weekend,
If you could explain in a little more detail what I should attempt I would greatly appreciate it.
Think my last post didn't make it though I write it again.
As my new XPS 15 has also issues with screen flickering I started research and stumbled upon a article from Intel/MS. This article tells about a bug with the combination of Hyper-V, W10 and Skylake CPU.
After I removed the Hyper-V role from my W10 everything runs like charm - no screen flickering anymore. I haven't tried VMWare or VirtualBox but using a Hypervisor could be a problem at all with the Skylake inbuild iGPU.
I guess that the new W10 update delivered at the moment can bring a change. I've also read in the VMWare 12.1 update release note that some fixes have be done adressing screen flickering with Skylake CPUs.
Give it a try and de-install any Hypervisor.
Hope it helps as the new XPS is really a nice piece of tech.
I'm having the same issue and it's happening so sporadically, sometimes it won't occur for awhile and sometimes it just keeps of flickering into the black screen... I doubt it's an issue with the actual display. I've tried everything including deleting and installing all drivers but nothing works...
My xps15 came with windows 10 home which does not have huper-v installed. I have this issue even without it.
I posted a video of my issue. Cuurious if this is what other people flickering issue looks like. Also i am curious to know where people bought their xps15 from. I got mine from Microsoft store.