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Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Now the dimming only occurs when I am on battery,...

Now the dimming only occurs when I am on battery, but not when plugged in.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 17 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
No. It's definitely a setting. I know because I...

No. It's definitely a setting. I know because I had this problem in the past. I think the solution had something to do with the graphics card settings.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
I stand corrected. My original problem has...

I stand corrected. My original problem has returned. The screen dims when I'm not on a screen which is nearly all white (and I rarely am).
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
What do I do if I have multiple systems?

What do I do if I have multiple systems?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Then I guess it worked. So we've now solved 3...

Then I guess it worked. So we've now solved 3 (more like 2.5) problems in this thread, eh? :D
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
OK, did that. Now what do you guys see?

OK, did that. Now what do you guys see?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Sad... but true.

Sad... but true.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
OK, I was going to upgrade the drivers per a...

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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Yes. I tried restarting with the monitor plugged...

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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
It could hurt something after all. First, it set...

It could hurt something after all. First, it set my resolution to the lowest possible level -- something like 10x20. I fixed that up, but now it won't recognize two monitors? The monitor is plugged...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
It says AMD Radeon HD 8450G. I notice a Roll...

It says AMD Radeon HD 8450G.

I notice a Roll Back Driver button. Maybe that will help?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Are there some driver settings I can change? ...

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?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
I opened Power Options from the start menu and...

I opened Power Options from the start menu and got a very different window. I had a choice between "Energy Saver" and "Power Saver" because, apparently, in Redmond there is a different "energy" and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Sep 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By StupidUser
Setting that makes the screen dim when it's not white

Is there some setting which makes the screen dim when it's not nearly all white?

I'm working in one maximized window, which has an all white background and some text. If I switch to another window...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,354
Posted By StupidUser
I dug down as far as I could find. There are no...

I dug down as far as I could find. There are no settings other than Wireless Adapter Settings, which is set to Maximize Performance.
Forum: Network & Sharing 01 Apr 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,354
Posted By StupidUser
I will look again when I get home tonight. The...

I will look again when I get home tonight. The first time I only saw the one suspicious setting that I wrote about (Wireless Adapter Settings) in the OP.

I have done that already. You're right,...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
I kept getting distracted by other posts and...

I kept getting distracted by other posts and didn't check out that method. It worked, so I have that. I guess I was still hoping MS there was a routine way that I was missing. Anyway, we can mark...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
I'm in the US (New Jersey, to be exact). Not sure...

I'm in the US (New Jersey, to be exact). Not sure what MUI you're talking about, but it's probably just so that Reader can display documents in other languages.


All of that is set correctly....
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
So there's a new folder (aka 'directory') called...

So there's a new folder (aka 'directory') called AppData which keeps information about installed programs. I'm not sure how that relates.
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
Images attached. The shortcut works fine. You can...

Images attached. The shortcut works fine. You can see the Target field is grayed out and merely has a description of Reader, rather than the file path.

I am the administrator, in that I am the...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
Some of them do not show the target. For some...

Some of them do not show the target. For some reason they are trying -- successfully -- to hide it. For those ones, how do I find the target?
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
Thanks. But my more general question(s) still...

Thanks. But my more general question(s) still remains: Why is MS hiding this information in some Start Menu icons? And, in general, how do I find the target of those type shortcuts?
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
Typing "Adobe" and "Reader" in the start menu did...

Typing "Adobe" and "Reader" in the start menu did find the program (not sure why). In fact, Reader doesn't look like it's on the menu anymore. I installed a reader update in the 15 minutes between...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3,475
Posted By StupidUser
How do I find preinstalled program's executable from the Start Menu

I have a new Windows 7 Professional machine, on which Adobe Reader is preinstalled. A program I'm using (called TeXnicCenter, if you must know), is calling some program called Nitro to view the PDF...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 Mar 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3,354
Posted By StupidUser
Laptop downloads slow when not plugged in

My brand new laptop downloads slow when I unplug it and run on battery power, and then it stays slow even if I plug it back in.

When I plug in and reboot my brand new laptop, and run...
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