PHOTOSHOP CC - Image goes black while editing text

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I am designing a graphic using photoshop cc with windows 10. I created a gray box and then proceeded to put text on it. As soon as I did the entire image area would go black and back to normal continuously like its flashing. Eliminating my ability to work further! HELP!!!
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Michael Mule

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Chris Cox

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What OS version are you using?
That sounds like the old Win8 video driver bugs.
Try updating your video card driver from the GPU maker's website.
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Michael Mule

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I saw that other people with Win8 were having the same problem but I am running Windows 10
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Solution is still the same - update your video card drivers from the GPU maker's website to pick up the bug fixes. If you can't update your drivers for some reason, disable GPU drawing in Photoshop until you can update the drivers.
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ThanksI
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OK. So I went to intels website to update my video drivers. Seems everything is updated. I found out that I do not have a separate video card but a built in accelerator. Should i get a separate video card? If so, shouldn't I have been told this?
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That's odd, because all the GPU makers have shipped updates since Windows 10 came out (fixing bugs). And this sounds exactly like an old driver bug (last seen in Win 8) that was fixed in a driver update.

No, you don't have to have a separate video card. Photoshop still works even with integrated GPUs (though some OpenCL and 3D features may not work with low end GPUs).
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Thanks for the info. I will try an inexpensive video card. If that doesn't work I will cancel CC.