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Fuzziness & no brightness control with 8.1 and Mac - Fixed

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Fuzziness & no brightness control with 8.1 and Mac - Fixed


    If you have a Mac with Windows 8.1 you may notice that the text is fuzzy after installing the Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033... also th brightness controls do not work on the keyboard.

    To fix this issue I did the following:


    1) Go into the Device Manager and disable the Generic PnP Monitor under the Monitors item.
    2) Go to AMD and download the 13.11 Beta AMD Catalyst™ Notebook Display Driver. Install.

    After a reboot the display looked much better and the brightness works too! Hope this helps people out there trying to get 8.1 configured on their mac laptops. Enjoy!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 on MBP


    I ran the other Catalyst (non beta) and it didn't work. This solved my problem. Thanks.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by allstar0422 View Post
    I ran the other Catalyst (non beta) and it didn't work. This solved my problem. Thanks.
    Awesome! Glad it worked... One thing to note... I foudn that just disabling the PnP monitor fixes this. Roll back you driver to the Boot Camp version because I will bet that your machine will not go to sleep properly.

    Test and see... Let me know.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1 on MBP


    I disabled the PnP monitor and installed the catalyst driver and everything worked as it should. I haven't had a problem since, and no problems with sleeping, ect. When the PnP monitor is enabled, it locks the screen brightness.
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