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Cannot change screen brightness in Win 8.1

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    Cannot change screen brightness in Win 8.1


    Hey, Guys.

    I just yesterday finished my new computer (16Gb RAM, i5-4470k, GTX 770, Win 8.1, etc.) and I just today realized that I cannot change the screen brightness. The button is grayed out and says "Unavailable" which I know cannot be possible.

    Now, i have done my research and people say that the fix is to update your drivers through the Device Manager, and I have tried that to no avail. I have tried all possible combinations of "Display Adapters" and "Monitors" drivers. None work. I have been restarting my computer after every change and I have no idea what there is left to do.

    One thing that I might add is that a lot of people remedy this problem by reverting their Intel Integrated drives back to an older version, but I do not have an option to change it's drivers. It shows up nowhere in the Device manager.

    My eyes are burning as I am typing this and I would even go for a third-party brightness program (if that even exists).

    Thanks in Advance,
    Cam

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    See if this may be able to help. If this is for a desktop PC, then you'll need to manually adjust the brightness level on the monitor itself.

    Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Thank you so much, Brink.

    I was over thinking this way too much. I never even noticed that there were more buttons on the back of the monitor. I feel silly :P
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. I'm glad you got it sorted.
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