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Windows 7: Need to turn off / remove HP proprietary screen brightness control

22 Jul 2014   #1
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 
Need to turn off / remove HP proprietary screen brightness control

Hi Everyone,

I have an HP 455 G1 laptop - HP's Small & Medium Business Online Store

This particular laptop ships with an automatic screen brightness control feature which relates directly to the area of 'white space' (e.g.: blank word document, control panel dialogs, etc) that is being displayed.

If there is a lot of 'white space' on the screen the display does dim. Conversely if there is a large area of 'black space', or darker colours then the screen automatically becomes brighter. I find this feature to be quite disconcerting, and I want to turn it off.

If you have never seen this feature before, or you doubt it's existence please do NOT bother to respond to this post.

I have purchased several laptops with this exact same model (about 5 to date) for the business I work for, and on one occasion I sent a laptop back to the shop because I was convinced that it was faulty. The shop simply 'turned off' or uninstalled the HP proprietary feature / software package and then sent the laptop back to me.

Since re-configuring the laptop that I sent back the shop can't remember how they performed the procedure. Rather than send the laptop back to the shop (due to time constraints) I would like to get this done by myself.

Any help here will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo


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22 Jul 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. I have seen this feature before think it was on an Asus Laptop ... I have had a look on the HP Website and can not see any Software that relates to this issue .. It could be well hidden though maybe in the Tools .. I am pretty sure the Function Keys do not have control over that..Could there be a Setting in the BIOS to turn it off ? I suppose if it was Software related one way to get shot of it would be a Clean Install with out all the Bloatware ..
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22 Jul 2014   #3
Mr Davo

Windows 7 (XP, by Virtualization)
 
 

Hi Everyone,

The solution to this issue is as follows -

1). Click on Start (Orb)
2). Click on All Programs
3). Click on 'AMD Vision Engine Control Centre'



The AMD programs then loads, as shown below -



4). Click on 'PowerPlay', as shown above.



5). Untick 'Enable Vari-Bright'
6). Click on Apply
7). Close the AMD program

This feature will now be turned off, and will not interfere with your SANITY!

Kind Regards,

Davo
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23 Jul 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Thanks for Posting back the solution ...
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