Windows 10: Updated to windows 10, screen now very dim and I can't adjust it

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  1.    16 Sep 2015 #11

    This worked for me!


    This absolutely worked for me. Although, i don't have the Intel HD graphics card, i selected the one i have and then continued with the process.



    IvanDavid1 said: View Post
    I had the same problem. The day I upgraded to Windows 10, my screen went very dim, and I could not adjust it. I searched online and it seems that a Windows 10 compatible driver for my graphics card hasn't been released. They released a beta but it doesn't work well. (I have the Intel HD 4000 graphics card on a Lenovo P400 Touch).

    Anyway I tried a bunch of methods I saw in other forums and finally came across something that worked for me. Give it a shot.


    Open Device Manager (Search for it or right-click Start). Confirm the UAC prompt, if necessary.

    Select Display Adapters and right-click on Intel HD Graphics 4000, then select Update Driver > Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Choose "Display Adapters" as Device Type and select Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.
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  2.    28 Sep 2015 #12

    I had the same problem with a new laptop after upgrading to Windows 10. I found a less invasive solution. I disabled adaptive brightness in the power settings instead. That way I didn't have to change any driver settings. See Disable Adaptive Brightness in Windows to Fix Dark Screen Problems for the fix.

    Hope this helps!

    Edit: Oops, I see the OP already mentioned this setting.
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       02 Oct 2015 #13

    jeta said: View Post
    i tried many other options for the post 10 dim screen on my sony vaio laptop with intel graphics but only this one seems to have worked. Screen went totally black after i made the switch. Manually closed the laptop down but when i started it up again the screen was bright and readable though the graphics are slightly squashed vertically. I hope it holds up. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Quote=ivandavid1;313636]i had the same problem. The day i upgraded to windows 10, my screen went very dim, and i could not adjust it. I searched online and it seems that a windows 10 compatible driver for my graphics card hasn't been released. They released a beta but it doesn't work well. (i have the intel hd 4000 graphics card on a lenovo p400 touch).

    Anyway i tried a bunch of methods i saw in other forums and finally came across something that worked for me. Give it a shot.


    open device manager (search for it or right-click start). Confirm the uac prompt, if necessary.

    select display adapters and right-click on intel hd graphics 4000, then select update driver > browse my computer for driver software > let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Choose "display adapters" as device type and select microsoft basic display adapter.
    [/quote]

    unfortunately there are some other limitations when upgrading to Windows 10 on Sony Vaio laptops as they have mentioned here (and Sony has not yet released any Win10 compatible drivers & software until either late October or mid-November of 2015).

    and Lenovo has NOT tested the Ideapad P400 touch for Windows 10 compatibility as mentioned here (if your Lenovo computer is not listed there, then Lenovo does not support the Win10 OS upgrade on older non-supported computers).

    Here's a search of Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers from the Microsoft Update Catalog site. Latest version they have is v10.18.10.4276 dated 8/17/2015. one could try that one. And be sure to install the latest Cumulative update for Windows 10 to resolve other non-related display problems.
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  5.    04 Nov 2015 #15

    I encountered this problem on my AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card. Go to 'Device Manager' 'Display Adaptors' and uninstall the Display Adaptor. After uninstallation, Win10 will automatically re-install the correct driver.

    It was a worrying thought to uninstall a key component, but my colleague said that there is always a basic generic driver available that will handle basic screen tasks. Luckily for me, he was right!
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  6.    04 Nov 2015 #16

    noelevans said: View Post
    I encountered this problem on my AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series graphics card. Go to 'Device Manager' 'Display Adaptors' and uninstall the Display Adaptor. After uninstallation, Win10 will automatically re-install the correct driver.

    It was a worrying thought to uninstall a key component, but my colleague said that there is always a basic generic driver available that will handle basic screen tasks. Luckily for me, he was right!
    I should also add that before this fix the adaptive brightness was on the correct setting, but I still had a dim screen.
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  7.    22 Nov 2015 #17

    I found the solution on this Blog. -> http://blog.teksoporte.es/2015/11/le...reglar-el.html

    The blog is in spanish but it's easy to follow up. Basicaly you just have to edit a reg key and restart the pc.
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  8.    22 Nov 2015 #18

    Windows 10 240 and 586 both have a grayscale calibration bug. This could be part of your problem.
    For me I had to override the color and greyscale with NVidia's control panel.
    No idea with AMD or Intel but you should have a similar setup.
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  9.    27 Nov 2015 #19

    Thank you, IvanDavid1! I've been struggling with this issue since upgrading my Dell Studio 1737 laptop in August. It was so bad that I avoided this laptop and turned to my old Win XP desktop for word processing and used my little Win 10 ASUS Transformer and Windows smartphone for everything else. Your solution worked for me. I can see again. You've given me back my laptop.
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  10.    06 Dec 2015 #20

    Thanks for the solution IanDavid1, however, your solution worked partially for me. I chose the Microsoft Basic adapter, and the system demanded a restart. When I restarted it, pretty much everything on the screen was disturbed, and was scattered here & there. I took a gut feeling and selected the HD driver again in the list from where we had selected the Basic driver (from the path given in your thread). I selected the HD driver again and Voila! ... The display was bright again, all the screen items were properly organized as they were before and above all, it is accepting the brightness controls now, I can select the brightness adjustments as I wish. Hope this will help others too.
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