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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MotherMargo, Jul 27, 2011.
Running Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro through Boot Camp. How do I adjust screen brightness?
Same way you do in OS X assuming you installed the Boot Camp drivers.
If you system is set that way, you may need to use the fn key with the brightness keys.
Where do I do that? My Boot Camp itself is completely up to date if that's what you mean...
I'm a little confused by your question, but if the brightness keys on your keyboard don't work, in Windows 7 go to control panel -> appearance and personalization -> display and in the left pane click on "adjust brightness."
When I go there the only options on the left are as follows:
Control Panel Home
Change display settings
Connect to a projector
Adjust ClearType text
Set custom text size (DPI)
Devices and Printers
I use Screen Shade (Mac App) it allows you to set the brightness according to your mood and needs from your status bar in milli seconds.
And that works in Windows 7...?
That is really strange. "Adjust brightness" should be listed after "adjust resolution." Try this and see if it works: control panel -> system and security -> power options. There should be a brightness scroll at the bottom of the window.
There is no such bar...ug.
Are you using rEFIt?
Check out this thread for suggested solutions:
I'm having the exact same issue with my 2011 27" imac. F1 F2 don't work, same options are missing from those menus. Incredibly frustrating.
So are you using rEFit or not?
Nope, never heard of it.
I have been having the issue of no brighness control when running windows through bootcamp for about 6 months now and have not found any applicable solution online.
While messing around trying to figure it out yet again I noticed that my monitor driver was signed by team viewer...
Sure enough clicking the roll driver back button resolved the issue by rolling the driver back to the Microsoft driver...
So long story short:
Right click "My Computer" click properties
Click device manager (lop left of window)
Expand Monitors section
Double Click monitor
Click driver tab
If the driver here is not signed by Microsot or Apple click the roll back button. My driver version is 6.1.7600.16385 (Driver date 6/21/2006)
Rolling this back instantly resolved my issue. I will now propagate this post to all the threads I saw regarding this issue.
I am running windows 7 x64 Ulti on a 15" rMBP.
Best of luck