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Windows 7: Setting that makes the screen dim when it's not white

16 Sep 2015   #11
StupidUser

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

Yes. I tried restarting with the monitor plugged in and without the monitor plugged in. I check all the cables on the monitor and the laptop. This is, frankly, amazingly poor quality programming from our friends in Redmond and whatever city my graphics controller company is located in -- I mean, stunningly low quality (and it's taking a ton of my time, too).

This problem just appeared out of the blue, probably after a system update, and only gets worse when I roll back. I mean -- wow! What else is there to say (I'm just venting now).

Oh, and I too can't fit a monitor in my laptop bag (though I have a new bag coming in the mail soon -- we'll see). That's why I have an extra one everywhere I work (I would prefer to use a PC with a monitor and full-size keyboard, but that seems barely possible anymore).

I'm open to more suggestions -- anything, really, that will make this work. Pleeeease help me.


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16 Sep 2015   #12
StupidUser

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

OK, I was going to upgrade the drivers per a previous post, but decided to first try a trick that used to work in the fine Windows Vista -- uninstalling the driver, then rebooting like five or six times. So, after wasting half my day on MS' fine OS and AMD Radeon's fine device drivers, I am back to being able to use two monitors and, I think the original problem has gone away, too. Sheesh!
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16 Sep 2015   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You don't own a computer...
...it owns you :-)
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16 Sep 2015   #14
StupidUser

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
You don't own a computer...
...it owns you :-)
Sad... but true.
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16 Sep 2015   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StupidUser View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
If it is really annoying, then change the NVIDIA drivers. Even if it means using an older version.
Are there some driver settings I can change?
How do you know I have NVIDIA (that might be information on old system you're looking at). How can I find what I have?
Your SF Specs show you have NVIDIA graphics - see screen print below.
Here is a tutorial that can help with seeing what you have and updating SF specs:
System Info - See Your System Specs

Setting that makes the screen dim when it's not white-sf_specs_01.png


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16 Sep 2015   #16
StupidUser

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

OK, did that. Now what do you guys see?
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16 Sep 2015   #17
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I now see AMD Radeon HD 8450G for your graphics.
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16 Sep 2015   #18
StupidUser

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

Then I guess it worked. So we've now solved 3 (more like 2.5) problems in this thread, eh?
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16 Sep 2015   #19
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

It looks like you updated a whole lot more in your SF specs - Cool !
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16 Sep 2015   #20
StupidUser

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

What do I do if I have multiple systems?
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