Installing Windows 10 Switched Off My Laptop Screen (& How I Fixed It)
|Windows 10 is very new so bugs are absolutely expected. I took a leap of faith by installing it. Happy I did though...|
When I woke up the next morning, I was excited to try out the new OS. I moved my mouse & wondered why the screen was still off. I pushed the power button & restarted the computer. There was a new Windows loading screen but after that... nothing. I restarted again... same thing... nothing!
The computer was clearly still running so I plugged it into my TV & found out that installing Windows 10 had shut off my laptop screen. On another screen, I checked Device Manager, Display Drivers, Display Settings & couldn't find anything wrong! My laptop screen was detected &, according to the OS, it should be on. Then, I decided to take my troubleshooting online. I couldn't find anything on this topic at all!
If installing Windows 10 gave you the same problem, how I fixed my screen shutting off might be of help to you or someone you know. It's so simple even a 10 year old could do it.
1. Searching Online Was FutileThere were websites with information about screen problems but none of them were for Windows 10. The solutions were for similar issues in Win7 or Win8. However, a common prescription was tweaking the Power Settings. So, I decided it was worth a try on my laptop.
2. Load the Power Options = Problem Solved... BUT!!!
|Loading Power Options seemed to solve the problem.|
BUT!!! As I was exploring the new OS, I clicked the "Brightness" button in the Action Center. Suddenly, my screen switched off again!
3. The Real Fix = Display Brightness
|62 is the minimum brightness to keep my laptop screen on.|
I don't like bright screens when I'm using my laptop but this is something that I can live with. Better to have it on & bright.
4. My Thoughts On Windows 10Switching from Win7 & having played around a little bit with Win8.1, I find that Win10 is somewhere in between Win7 & Win8. It's also surprisingly smooth & quick. I do like the Action Center & Start Menu.
Was this helpful to you? Do you have better solution? I really want to lower my display brightness without switching off the screen.
Do share your thoughts in the comments!