5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2014 12:16 AM by sanitysake
JamesFSchultz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Bootcamped per the manual, settings are all maxed out...


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), laptop "17-inch, early 2011"
  • 1. Re: Screen dim after boot-camp Windows 8 - what's wrong
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    Have you run all the windows updates?  If so, you may need

    to go to the Intel video control and use the advanced settings

    and adjust gamma, brightness, and contrast. 

     

    Also, have you tried the keyboard display brightness adjust key?

    Saw some thing similar after installing Win8 on my 2011 13" MBP.

    All software adjustments did not give any desirable results.  Then hit

    the display brightness key on the keyboard, and all was fine.  It was

    odd but some how it seemed the hardware brightness control via the

    keyboard does not interact with the software when running Win8.  Not

    sure if this is an issue with the driver or if it is by design.

  • 2. Re: Screen dim after boot-camp Windows 8 - what's wrong
    Wildebeest50 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Windows has a built-in feature that auto-adjusts the brightness of your screen based on the MBP's light sensor. This feature automatically sets the brightness fairly low, so if you want to turn it off, just hit the start button and search for "adjust screen brightness automatically" under settings and hit the button to turn it off.

  • 3. Re: Screen dim after boot-camp Windows 8 - what's wrong
    JamesFSchultz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Odd there's a "conflict" with that, but hey it worked & I'm off & running with a screen I can see - thanks!

  • 4. Re: Screen dim after boot-camp Windows 8 - what's wrong
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    JamesFSchultz wrote:

     

    Odd there's a "conflict" with that, but hey it worked & I'm off & running with a screen I can see - thanks!

    You're welcome and it does seem odd.  May be the difference

    in the way OSX handles the drivers for the hardware vs. Windows.

  • 5. Re: Screen dim after boot-camp Windows 8 - what's wrong
    sanitysake Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to share with others who might come across this that I had the problem of a dim screen on Windows thru bootcamp as well, and Wildebeest50's answer solved my problem! Thank you.

     

    Using the Metro menu I went to Start -->

    Searched for "Settings" ---->

    Clicked on "Settings" on the right hand column bar --->

    A whole list of settings pop up, and I clicked on "Adjust my screen brightness automatically" --->

    I was taken to "PC Settings", and under "General", I found "Screen" underneath "Time", "App Switching", and "Spelling". --->

    I slid the option for automatically adjusting screen brightness to OFF