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Windows 7: Help with changing brightness?


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
Help with changing brightness?

Hello,

I made the move to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. Don't get me wrong it's a fantastic operating system, the best Microsoft have ever produced. I'm having problems with my brightness settings. I can change the brightness before the boot screen, but after that, the brightness is unchangeable. I am using a laptop (Advent 5301) with SIS Mirage 3 graphics. Any help would be grateful.

Thanks guys!


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23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure that you've upgraded your graphics to the latest drivers, I don't recognize that brand.

After that, you should have brightness/contrast controls in the personalization tab. Have you tried those?
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23 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Hello,

I've updated to the latest drivers. When I access the brightness/contrast options the brightness doesn't change, nor does it when I click on the battery (in the taskbar), and then 'Adjust Brightness'. In Vista, when I selected 'Power Saver', the brightness automatically dimmed, and it does not on Windows 7.
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are using a laptop, and it's plugged in, then most of the standard power option are set so that the screen won't dim until you unplug the computer.
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Hello,

Just tried unplugging the laptop and the brightness doesn't alter, also, I tried to look for a feature in the BIOS, but there is no option to change the brightness option.
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24 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I've solved it! Just found the latest Windows 7 drivers on the SIS website.

It should read at the bottom of the web page (the website is a bit odd but the download is still there):

SiS UniVGA5 graphics driver
File Name R522_Logo.zip
Version v 5.22
Release Date 2009-10-23
Support Products
SiSM672MX , SiSM672 , SiS672 , SiS672FX , SiSM671MX , SiSM671 , SiS671 , SiS671FX ,
File Size 15,098KB
Support OS Windows 7 ,

<html>http://www.sis.com/download/download_step1.php</html>

Reboot, and the brightness should alter, it did for me anyway
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24 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm glad to hear you found the right software!
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