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Q: All Function key works, expect brightness increase and decre...

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I have upgraded my PC to windows 10.After, completing the installation process, all my function key works expect BRIGHTNESS keys. Please, specify a way to get my keys in working condition.

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Given a good quality controller and that all the disks are the same, what kind of read/write performance difference would you expect between:

a single disk, RAID 0 with 2 disks, and RAID 0 with 4 disks, RAID 5 with 3 disks. BTW I will be using SATA drives

I realise this is a bit like asking 'how long is a piece of string', so I'm just after a general idea of what to expect. Thanks

A:RAID vs single disk, ball park performance increase to expect

Well, my personal experience with the same disks on the same computer, using them as single disks and in a RAID-0 array, I got about 50% improvement over the single disk's throughput. That was reflected in disk benchmarks and a simple test program I created that read and wrote a gigabyte file as fast as the disks would move it. RAID-0 with four disks would depend on the controller, normally those would be organized in a RAID-0+1 configuration and have the same performance as a RAID-0 with two disks. RAID-5 with three disks will probably be a bit slower than the RAID-0, but if you add more disks to the RAID-5 array, it'll be the best choice IMO. RAID-5 gives you performance and redundancy.

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     I have Dell Inspiron13 7000 series laptop.Everything was working fine until 2 weeks back.
Suddenly I wasn't able to use F11/F12 keys to controll brightness.Even if I clicked I wasn't getting the actual brightness bar.I checked some blogs and youtube videos, which helped me and it fixed my issue.
Suddenly after almost a week or so, I am getting another issue.I can scroll up or down the brightness however it doesn't change any brightness level.Right now it is too bright but I can't change it.
Has anyone been facing this issue or resolved this?
Laptop was in perfectly operating condition before.I have been getting these issues recently after regular windows update.

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Hi, I installed Win 7 64 bit to my computer. Im not able to see the options to either increase or decrease brightness on my PC. please help me out with this, issue seems to be small but couldnt do anything. I installed all available drivers, but couldnt find display drivers for my model. I tried certain steps from google to.. nothing helps!

A:Cant increase or decrease brightness

Arungraj22 wrote:... issue seems to be small but couldnt do anything. I installed all available drivers, but couldnt find display drivers for my model....Hi, Your machine came with FreeDOS, this issue is not small:    http://support.hp.com/si-en/document/c04746482 It use Intel HD Graphics 4400. All drivers for this machine should be on the following link:    http://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-Notebook-PC-series/7771404/model/8326082 Your machine only needs   Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver. You need to install  Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver and  Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver and reboot the machine first. After all of that you need the following driver to use Hotkey:     http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_129672_1 Regards.

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I like to set brightness to 50% at all times, but over the time it resets to the full strength (probably because of games), so I have to cut it by half again to 25% and then again to 14%, until it can not be lowered anymore, last time I ended somewhere around 3%.

I tried to set it to full, uninstall GPU drivers, restart, install them again, but it never got fixed.
It is not really a problem, I have it at 18% right now, I am just wondering, what is causing it?

A:Why does brightness increase over the time?

Display control centers usually mess with these settings.

For example AMD catalyst control center or Intel HD control center run services which might reset whatever you do.
making fixed changes there ( In control center ) could solve or at least explain what is going on.

Also Windows updates ( on fresh Windows usually ) reset screen settings.

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Is there a way I can increase the brightness of my screen? (well more my friends since its his screen I am trying to fix)
I have already put the contrast on the screen itself to the max and its still very dark, i was wondering if there was like an option in control panel or something. Ive tried looking around a bit but ive had no luck, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is there a way I can increase the brightness of my screen?

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I have a really old monitor and it's very dark. I have the brightness turned all the way up on the monitor but it's still really dark. Does anyone know a way to get it brighter? Is there a program or something that I could run that brightens the display up?

I know this is possible because you can adjust the brightness in games and then minimize the game and Windows will be brighter. I just need some more practical way of doing it.

I don't know if it'll matter but I've got an NVIDIA GeForce3 (Ver. 6.14) graphics card.

And no, I'm not buying a new monitor quite yet.

Thanks for any help!

A:Increase brightness on old monitor?

You may be able to adjust the brightness in the display properties of your video card. Go to Display in Control Panel and then to settings and Advanced. My ATi card has gamma and brightness settings, yours should have some sort of setting too.

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Hi,The combination [fn]+ F5/F6 doesn't work. I can't increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. Neither other combination works. Only the volume shortcut does. How do I fix this? Thanks. Marco

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Hi all,

Bit of a tricky one here.

I just bought a replacement screen for my Dell Studio 17 1745. I don't believe it is actually a dell replacement part but here is the link. http://www.laptop-lcd-screen.co.uk/laptopparts/DELL-STUDIO-17-1745-17.3-LAPTOP-SCREEN_12053.asp

Anyway fitted it, fairly straight forward, had some bother with a dodgy display cable but other than that seems to be working fine. Now here's where it gets tricky.

If I press brightness on the f keys, or through the system display properties I get nothing, not even mildly brighter or dimmer, yet the on screen brightness display shows up. Figure that one out! I'm totally stumped I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the AMD HD drivers and got nowhere. I tried downloading a third party brightness and display adjustment piece of software but it couldn't even recognise my screen let alone let me do anything about the brightness.

And (this might help but to me it only makes things more confusing) when I start up the screen is so dark it's virtually off, no backlight or something I don't know but I can see a vague negative image of the windows logo. But once loaded the desktop and all programmes run normally, except the issue with not being able to change the brightness (which by the way isn't a huge problem, I'd increase slightly but it's fine).

Can anybody help me? I'm out of ideas

A:Replacement screen and now brightness won't increase

Does the replacement have exactly the same part number as the original screen ?
It should be written on the back of the screen assembly.

Assuming that it does double check all the cable connections, especially those to the inverter (which usually controls the brightness). Is it the original inverter ?

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Hi guys! I'm facing a problem in my HP Elitebook 850 G2. I cannot increase or decrease brightness from my keyboard using fn + f5 or f6 buttons. How can I resolve this issue? Thank you for your time

A:Brightness doesn't increase or decrease with fn+f5 or f6

@cnikoulis Try downloading and running this. http://support.hp.com/ca-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-elitebook-850-g2-notebook-pc/7343211/sw... REO

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I have lenovo y460 and i fresh install windows because i want break partition drive!

I installed driver graphic first Intel HD 3000 and then ATI Radeon 5650. but when i want increase/decrease the screen brightness don't work.

light screen brightness it's not like factory lenovo!

please help me

A:not increase/decrease the screen brightness

I suppose this is a laptop? You will need to go the the machine's web page and download and install drivers for this laptop. Laptop drivers are specific to each brand so you have the FN key functionality.

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I have a new z500 that I've downgraded to Windows 7 64bit. For the most part I have everything working. I accidentally hit the brightness + (yes, +) and it instantly dimmed the screen to where it is barely viewable. It seems that hitting that one key decreased the brightness to the minimum amount. I've rebooted, looked for a setting in the BIOS, hit the Brightness +/- and can't increase the brightness. It is interesting because the other hot keys work correctly. I've even upped the brightness in the Control Panel, but nothing seems to work. The screen is extremely dim whenever the machine is powered on (including the BIOS), not just in Windows. I tried a lot of intel chipset drivers, the available Intel HD 4000 drivers in Win8 and win7 too, but nothing working. Can someone please help with how to up the brightness? 


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A:Ideapad z500 brightness can't increase

Intel i5-3210m with HD 4000nVidia geforce GT 635m 2GBIntel HM77 chipset8 GB RAM 

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How can I increase the screen brigtness on an Acer laptop running XP, it is very dark & difficult to read.

A:How do you increase laptop screen brightness

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I have  a probook 440 laptop on which I am unable to increase the brightness level by pressing the Fn key and then F10 (increase brightness) button. It just shows me the bar but does not increase it. Other keys when pressed with Fn are working. I tried browsing through the display and power settings on the laptop but did not find the suitable option. Is there any other way I can increase it?

A:Increase Brightness of HP Probook 440 laptop

Check the video driver. What shows up under display adapters in the device manager? 

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Hello, The combination [fn]+ F5/F6 doesn't work.I can't increase or decrease the brightness of the screen. Neither other combination works. Only the volume shortcut does. How do I fix this? Thanks. Miguel

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Just got a new 7570. One blaring problem is the screen isnt bright AT ALL. for example, when holding up my cell phone next to the display on this page its obvious that the color white on the 7570 isnt really white but a faded gray color. Is there any way to make the screen brighter or calibrate the colors so white is actually white or is dell just using garbage panels for their inspiron line.
I have 2+ more weeks to decide if i want to return this laptop.

A:New Inspiron 15 7570: Any way to increase screen brightness?

I assume you've already maxed out the display brightness using the keys on the keyboard dedicated to that purpose?  If so, make sure Adaptive Brightness is disabled under Advanced Power Options > Display since that can sometimes reduce brightness due to ambient lighting.  If that still doesn't get you where you want to be, then it's possible the display simply can't go as bright as you wanted, although comparing to a smartphone isn't exactly fair.  Smartphones are designed to be usable outdoors, which requires far higher brightness to achieve, whereas laptops typically are not designed for that particular use case -- but the result is that smartphones will practically always be brighter than laptop displays.

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I'm having a similar problem to Chris Chu - http://forums.techguy.org/web-email/888744-need-help-have-wireless-but.html

I just upgraded from Qwest DSL 1.5 Mbps with an Actiontec GT701 modem to the 12Mbps service with the Actiontec Q1000 modem, set up with just the default options.

I'm having a very peculiar problem. I can see the Q1000's GUI control panel ( and browse the Internet from a computer connected via wi-fi. However, a computer connected viaEthernet doesn't see the web or even the Q1000 control center. A ping from the Ethernet-connected machine times out. However, the Ethernet-connected machine CAN see the other machines connected to the Q1000 - I played an MP3 file from one of the other machines. So the router function for the LAN is working, but the Q1000 doesn't respond to a ping or let me see the external 'Net or even browse to the Q1000's GUI panel.

I've tried this with just one machine connected directly via Cat5 and none of the other Ethernet ports on the Q1000 used. I've done that from two different PCs, using 4 different Cat5 cables, and trying different ports on the Q1000. I've also tried it going through a D-Link switch with the same results from 4 different PCs.
All of these connections worked with the GT701 and the 1.5 Mbps service, but not with the Q1000. We even tried replacing the Q1000 with the same results. (Firmware versions were QAQ01-31.00L.34 on the first Q1000 and QAQ01-31.00L.33 ... Read more

A:Solved: WLAN works, WAN doesn't, router function works - Qwest ActionTec Q1000

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The brightness settings on my NV53 gateway are no longer available. The fn up or down combination to change the brightness are no longer functioning however the keys are all working. (fn, up, down, all work fine separately) and when I go into the control panel, I cannot find any settings for brightness, this all happened at the same I got a google redirect virus however thanks to 'gringo' an admin here, we've cured my virus. I am very thankful for that. I've searched the forums and can't find anythng on my issue.

A:Brightness function

On my Gateway NV59C, to adjust brightness: right click empty spot on desktop>> select "personalize">> lower left side select "display">> upper left side select "Adjust brightness">> under current power plan select "change plan settings">> adjust plan brightness

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I noticed my fn brightness keys did not work. I installed a new driver for the hotkeys and it worked again They worked untill I closed my laptop lid (have it set to do nothing) then when I reopen it the brightness keys stop working. If I restart the computer, they work once more untill I close and reopen the lid, then the problem happens again. Does anyone know why this would happen?

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this PC comes with DOS but i have booted it with Windows 7 prof 32 bit. i installed all the drives yet brightness funtion is not working Please help me out

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Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working , there is no option of adjusting the brightness in control panel,only option is calibrate the color.i am confused which driver i should install or update so that f2 and f3 start working properly.thanks!

A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make sure you have installed the graphics driver...if the graphics driver is not installed, then you can't adjust the brightness.  it is stuck on maximum. This package provides the driver that enables the Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72652.exe

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Hi. Using a crappy Dell Inspiron B130 w/ Windows XP here. A while ago, a fun little accident left certain keys on my keyboard completely inoperable. I didn't realize this, but the arrow up was one of these. Last night, I had the computer on in the dark and decided to use fn+down to turn down the brightness. Oops. fn+up does nothing to turn it back up.

Edit - cut out my ramblings, I fixed it myself with some adjustments in the BIOS. D'oh!

A:Solved: Function Key for Brightness does not work

Have you tried plugging in a usb keyboard and trying the fn+up button combo? Also maybe the on-screen keyboard. I am not sure if they will work but worth a shot.

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I have the same problem: some of my function keys are not working.
My device is a HP zbook studio g3 with model number T7V83ES.
I did a clean install of 10 education since i could get that one for free and my previous version was enterprise. The keys worked on enterprise although I had some issues with it before only I forgot how to fix it. More people at my university that have the same laptop are experiencing the same problems, unfortunately this is not the case for everyone that owns the same laptop.
Here's what I did and what it resulted in:
-Installed every driver/program that seemed appropriate and was listed on the original  HP website for software and drivers for my device.
Result: My keys were not working at all. (brightness, project switch and mic mute keys)
-I asked google and tried every single solution I could find, including the ones you suggested.
Result: Mic mute key is working, project switch key is also working, and as if it was a miracle my brightness keys are also working! But: my brightness keys are stuttering like hell. It takes windows ages to register my keystroke and even longer to register another one directly following it; it can not register 2 keystrokes in a row, it needs a sort of cooling down time for the button.
This is a list of my installed drivers:
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A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Did you try installing the HP Hotkey Support Driver yet? If you did install and it still doesn't work, then try updating your BIOS.  Hope this helps. Cheers.

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Model - HP Notebook 15-R203txOS - Windows 8.1 Pro 64-BitGraphics - Intel HD 5500 Integrated                     NVIDIA GeForce 820M Dedicated I have updated the drivers for both my integrated as well dedicated graphics card but still my function keys f2 and f3 for Brightness control is not working altough all other function keys are working. this PC comes with DOS but i have booted it with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.


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A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Hi, Well that does explain why your f2/f3 keys aren't working as you only have the basic Microsoft driver installed - if the Intel driver was previously installed Ok, this may indicate a hardware issue. What happens if you try to install the Intel HD 5500 driver directly from Intel - it's the 2nd file in the list on the following link. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+HD+Graphics+5500+for+5th+Generation+Intel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+Processors If this does install Ok, restart the notebook and let Windows fully load for a couple of minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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i cant get the function keys for the adjusting of brightness of my laptop screen. i can adjust it when it starts up but when the welcome message of windows xp starts i cant adjust it anymore. it's very annoying since i have to restart my laptop just to adjust the brightness using the function keys. anyone can help? please thanks.

i'm using Windows xp, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family for my graphics.

these i think the most relevant for this issue.

btw, all the other function keys work. thanks again

A:adjusting brightness (function keys)

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So I just have to deal with it always being too bright then

A:Re: Brightness function keys not working after windows 7

If you want to keep it on W7, you do. There are probably other issues with the graphics as well since there is no driver, such as hardware acceleration being disabled.

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Hey everyone, I'm running a T450s Thinkpad on Win10. I have a very annoying issue; the function key for adjusting screen brightness doesn't work anymore. I guess it got 'broken' by Win10, but anyway, i can get it fixed. Tried installing new drivers for graphics and monitors but nothing helped so far... Grtz,Ewoud 

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I have an Acer Aspire 1810TZ running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. There are function key combos to adjust the screen brightness (Fn-right and left arrow). This function seems to stop working after I hibernate and un-hibernate the computer. Other function key combos, such as volume adjustment, still work fine. And adjusting the screen brightness via the power control panel still works. Restarting Windows restores the brightness adjustment key function until I hibernate and un-hibernate again.

An annoying glitch in an otherwise great machine.

A:Acer screen brightness function key not working

Try toggeling auto-adjust and trying again. Might not solve the hibernate thing, but may prevent a full reboot.

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The function keys for brightness adjustment are not working.

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Dear Forum,

Recently reactivated this notebook as a backup solution with an nex HD.

Which driver / programm is necessary to bring the hotkey to function?
The display itensity is very low and backwards I was able to control that with this key function.

Thanks a lot for support and hints

A:Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

For this old notebook models the whole thing works a little bit different as on new models. Now you have one package that contains all necessary stuff for FN functionality.
On old notebooks like your Satellite 5200 you must install several different tools to get this FN functionality, not brightness control only.

So, to make all this easier I recommend you to check Installation instructions for Satellite 5200 and install all missing stuff. Please follow the installation order.

If you still need help let us know.

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Brightness function has stopped functioning suddenly. When I press the keyboard brightness key it doesn't responds. On the power options too, it is not working properly as screenshot is been given below. By the way I have installed graphic card drivers of both Intel and AMD, and OS is Windows 8.1 x64. Please help me! :(

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I am pretty well versed with upgrades from Windows and HP. I purchased and registered this new HP Envy Notebook HP - m7-n109dx a month ago.  After either Windows or HP updates the Function keys for Dim, Brightness and Volume had stopped working.  After this began I rolled back and resinstalled video and keyboard drivers one at a time and rebooted the system.  Nothing is working. We need somone to give us a patch to download to fix this universal problem. I scoured this forum and many others but because this computer is a 2016 computer there are not many expert suggestions from HP or power users to resolve this problem. On the other hand, I see complaints in many forums about the problem, hence the description as being a universal problems. Is it a Windows Updates for W10 that is the culprit?  Is the newest BIOS update from HP that is the problem?  I do know my machine worked great for two weeks until updates from HP and Windows began pouring in. Could we please  have an expert reslove this without speculation?  I have done all that any expert would do to resove the problem. No, I am not going to reset the system either. Thank you in advance to whomever the hero will be with the right answer.  

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I purchased Dell Inspiron 5558 (with Windows 10) just two months ago (Nov 2015). Everything was working fine. However, recently I started to notice an annoying thing with the function keys F11 and F12 for reducing and increasing the brightness respectively. 

Without using the Fn key (next to Windows key), if I hit F11 it was reducing the brightness and F12 was increasing the brightness earlier - as expected. Now, sometimes, the laptop monitor goes to sleep mode the moment I hit F11 or F12. I have to press the power button again to wake it up. This behavior is very off and on and not consistent.

Did any settings get changed? How to fix this? Please help.

FYI - I have not changed the BIOS settings from default which could be multimedia. I can say this because other multimedia keys in the same row behave normally (even when this strange behavior is noticed in F11 and F12).


A:Function keys for Brightness control (F11, F12) do not work as expected

Hello Shashi,
The settings for those FN keys are handled by the Dell Quickset Utility, and later the Dell Command Configuration application, so any changes you would want to make would be done in that application.  
I would suggest going into that application and seeing if you can change the settings.   Putting a system to sleep is one of the functions available so perhaps the configuration has changed.   If you want additional help please click on my Dell Todd username and send me a private message with the Dell Service Tag of the system and I'll see if I can help.   Please keep all discussions and troubleshooting here in this thread so that others, with the same questions or problems, can see what is done to resolve.

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I have looked long and hard at other peoples' solutions to this problem to no success. I have tried:-installing latest Intel HD 5500 driver from Lenovo site.-installing latest beta driver from Intel-enabllng the Generic PnP Display-Several registry hacks that claimed to work (I reverted back after they failed to do anything) My question is, when will the display driver support brightness settings again, or is there an older version that works that I can download? I can't "roll-back" my display driver, as the current one was the first I used. Using the default Microsoft VGA driver is a non-starter. I need proper resolution. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. I feel like I have tried every solution on the internet, and perhaps the only solution for me is a different driver, possibly. Or one that doesn't exist yet.

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Hi I Have Yoga 900 laptop.After upgarding to windows 10 update 1607, eventhough "Change Brightness automatically ...." is disabled and also in lenvo settings , "Automatically adjust your brightness ..." is disabled, but still, when I switch from a screen with white background to a screen with black background, display light chagnes automatically.  Would you help me?  ??

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I update my lenovo Z70-80 to windows 10 and the F7 Function Key Airplane Mode doesn't work. In past I had installed Windows 8.1 but my original S.O was 8 by factory default and when I update it to Win 8.1 the funtionality of this F7 Funtion key I did not care. But now when I recently update it to W10 I remember that this F7 Fn key doesn't works. I was looking for an inmediate solution by web and I tried with diferent options and nothing. I used this optionshttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031814http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds032258http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031946 I attach a couple of pictures about system properties where is posible to see some diferences between W8 and W10.https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2b8I6sivs18WGt0R2NpdmxGek0 I can see special devices called like: Lenovo Pointing DeviceLenovo Virtual Keyboard DeviceDDP UMDF driver and more that in Win 10 is imposible to see installed. I need to solve this problem and if is posible that someone help me. Thanks in advanced.

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I'm wondering whether I can filter by date.

My case: I want to make a database filter that only shows coupons that haven't expired yet and also haven't been used yet. I can deal with the used part, but I need a formula type thing that lets me only show coupons whose expiration dates > today's date.

Is this possible? Or would I need access?

A:Works 7.0 Database Date Function in filter?

Field Name e.g. "Expiry".

Comparison ; is greater than or equal to.

Compare to ; INT(NOW())

In Formula View,



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Using the laptop on battery, when I press on F11-12, the brightness meter is shown on the upper left like usual, but it won't move up or down.  Yet I think it's strange that all other places I can adjust brightness are fine, and especially strange that everything is working totally fine on AC power.
I tried uninstalling the Generic PnP monitor and reinstalling, but to no results.  Also, both my power settings on battery and on power indicate no adaptive brightness.

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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I've had this problem for years now both on an older HP laptop running XP with SP2 and now on an Acer 4670 laptop running XP & SP2 as well and it's now drivimg me mad. You can adjust the volume, of say, Media Player by holding down the function key (Fn) and pressing the up and down arrows (normally bottom right of keyboard) which will then display a green display at the bottom of the screen. Same thing happens on the Acer when you switch on either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi using the hardwired buttons on the front you get the green message saying either "Disabled" or "Enabled". But this display deactivates and reactivates itself at random (currently it's off) If I go into Sounds and Audio Devices and play around with the controls it sometimes comes back on. It's now beginning to really P*** me off. Anybody got any ideas? Thank-you, thank-you and thank-you once more. . . .

A:[SOLVED] XP volume function key shoprt cut no longer works. . .

Moved you to Microsoft Support/XP support.

I would re-install the sound drivers from Acer's web site. See if that fixes it.

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I have Windows 7 (upgraded from Vista). At first I was able to use the (Windows) Explorer search function with success. Now it is not working. But here is the strange thing: it works in some folders, but not others. Does this mean that the function is turned off somewhere for the folders where it is not working?

I am able to use Google Desktop to locate what I am looking for, but I want Windows Explorer's search function to work in any folder I need to search.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Search Function in Windows Explorer Works Only Erratically

suggest you rebuid the index not sure what will happen with google as well though i imagine it will be a resource drain

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I am pretty new to this stuff so bear with me. I think my wife downloaded something that she is not owning up to it. Here is my log and I appreciate any help you could give me.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:37:06 PM, on 8/16/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\CAL&... Read more

A:My Desktop Does Not Load, Mouse Cursor Works And I Can Run From The Ctr-alt-del Function, Help!

I'd appreciate any help, here is a new Hijack this log since I posted my first one. This log was taken after I had completed All the prerequisites for posting a log on this site.ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:03:41 PM, on 8/21/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVir... Read more

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Hi there,

When I turn on my computer (running Windows XP), it seems to boot up fine, but a few seconds after the desktop appears, the screen goes black for a few seconds. Then the desktop appears for 4-5 seconds, then the screen goes black. This just reapeats over & over and the computer seems frozen. There is also a little red 'X' hanging out in my toolbar, who looks especially evil. As time passes, the toolbar becomes warbled.

I rebooted my computer in Safe Mode, which works fine & have been trying to fix it from here all day. I tried following the 8 steps to rid/protect your computer from malware/viruses, but some steps can't be completed in Safe Mode.

Can you please help?


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ms works word processor failes to create labels using label function.
before win xp sp2 lablel function worked on my ms works word processor.
after installing win xp sp2 my label function does not work. will not connect
to my outlook express 6 adress book. Need help. this is after installing
xp sp2.

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In my IE8, the "Send Link by Email" Function No Longer Works.

What do I need to do to fix it ?


A:IE8 "Send Link by Email" Function No Longer Works...

Quote: Originally Posted by Katmandu

In my IE8, the "Send Link by Email" Function No Longer Works.
What do I need to do to fix it ?

Hi Katmandu, Welcome to SF,

First we need some info. What E-mail program are you using Outlook or Windows Mail ?? Which Domain are you using like Yahoo, G-mail etc.

- Captain

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