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Consider the following scenario:
Note This issue typically occurs on computers that use hybrid graphics (such as portable computers). Computers that use hybrid graphics have two GPUs. One of the GPUs provides low power consumption, and the other GPU provides high graphics performance.
This issue occurs because Internet Explorer 8 usually provides a flicker-free display by drawing to an offscreen drawing surface. When the GPU that is used by Internet Explorer 8 is turned off, the offscreen drawing surface cannot be used. Therefore, the webpage flickers.
Security update informationTo resolve this problem, install the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.comFor more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspxNote This update was first included in security update 2497640 (MS11-018). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2497640When Internet Explorer 8 renders webpages by using the DirectDraw API, a DirectDraw.Device() object is used to create an offscreen drawing surface. This DirectDraw.Device() object is bound to a GPU, and is also associated with a tab process in Internet Explorer 8. When a GPU is turned off, a DirectDraw.Device() object that is bound to the GPU may stop working. In this situation, Internet Explorer 8 uses a bitmap instead of an offscreen drawing surface to render the content.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2497640/ )MS11-018: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
To work around this issue, close and then reopen Internet Explorer 8 to view the webpage.
Article ID: 2329008 - Last Review: April 12, 2011 - Revision: 1.0