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Windows 7: Brightness level

30 Apr 2016   #1
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Brightness level

Hello,

I recently upgraded from Vista to 7. I don't quite remember how the brightness was set on Vista, but I can't figure out to find a level to please me in 7. What level do you use for your systems?

Here is my current setting.




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30 Apr 2016   #2
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Does Windows 7 need any updates for the screen brightness / overall graphics to function properly?

I installed recently, I only have SP1 and few other updates, I still need to install about 200 or so updates.

Is it supposed to work fine with just the graphic card driver or do I need to install the updates?

The screen brightness / colors are bothering me. They're not as they used to be in Vista.
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30 Apr 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Updates should really be installed. At present updates are taking ages to download & install so you will have to be patient.

You should be able to correct your brightness level from the graphics card program. You have not mentioned what graphics card you have installed, but if it is NVIDIA you should be able to get access to it by Right Clicking on your Desktop & select INVIDIA Control Panel & this should open up the settings window for numerous adjustments that you can set.

After finishing installing all the updates you can then update your graphics card driver if that has not been included in the Windows Updates.
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01 May 2016   #4
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

It's an Intel 4500M HD card. I have the latest driver from manufacturer installed.

If I lower the brightness, I can't see due to lack of light. If I increase it, it's too bright and my eyes hurt. I don't get it. Colors were much mild in Vista.

Calibrating isn't an option since Windows won't let me save it - it says something to close some programs but all programs are already closed.
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01 May 2016   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You probably have programs running in the background. Click on your start button and in the search box type "msconfig" without the quotes and click on the msconfig.exe that appears at the top of the context menu and in the small window that opens click the "Start up" tab and see what is opening on Windows start up
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01 May 2016   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Most monitors have manual controls for adjusting colour & brightness, so refer to your monitor manual on how to do that.
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01 May 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It would be very helpful if we have the system specs of the troubled computer. I believe that a Intel 4500M HD video card is a mobile video card.

From post #4
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It's an Intel 4500M HD card.
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01 May 2016   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It would be very helpful if we have the system specs of the troubled computer. I believe that a Intel 4500M HD video card is a mobile video card.

From post #4
Quote:
It's an Intel 4500M HD card.
Yes Layback Bear you are quite right, we definitely need the OP's System Specs. Apparently that video card can be used in either a desktop or a laptop. Also it has been around for a while, which seems to be verified by the OP as they have updated from Vista to 7.
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01 May 2016   #9
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

It is a Toshiba A355 Centrino Core Duo 4GB RAM laptop. It worked great with Vista, but now after the 7 upgrade, I can't find any setting to please my eyes. Brightness control didn't even show up until I upgraded BIOS. After that, it did.

I installed the graphic driver. Here is a screenshot. Gamma seems to be ok.

I am wondering if the fact I have not installed any windows updates yet after SP1 may cause this. Do windows updates (not the drivers) can change graphics or they're just for security?


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01 May 2016   #10
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

What brightness level are you using on your laptops?
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