Solved windows 7 display dims

July 18, 2011 at 06:52:08
Specs: Windows 7 ultimate, i52500k
My disply dims after a certain length of time , it does not appear to be a fixed time . The screen is dim but the mouse is still bright , I have turned off all of the Power saving gimicks , I think but there appears to be so may "buttons" to press to stop it doing this . I have tried all the powercfg -a / powercfg methods. I ensure I am in administrator mode before changing .
can anyone help please .
kc

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July 18, 2011 at 10:29:44
The problem happens on either a desktop or a laptop. Can't you see that by the specs? In this Windows 7 Review...

http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/mic...

It says "The second-least restrictive option doesn't dim the desktop when UAC is activated, and will only notify the user when programs try to make changes to the computer. When the desktop dims, Windows 7 is locking it down and preventing access."

So is Windows 7 Locking Down? Perhaps a possibility.

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Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX5200



#1
July 18, 2011 at 08:44:56
desktop or laptop?
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#2
July 18, 2011 at 08:55:46
i5 2500k
P8P67-M PRO MBO
8Gb ram
Radion HD5770 Graphics
2Tb HDD
WIN7 Ultimate

it also happens on my daughters LapTop
ACER Aspire 2725G 17" with integrated Graphics card ATI HD4570
Win7 Home Premium


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#3
July 18, 2011 at 09:58:23
I presume this only happens when running on battery power?

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July 18, 2011 at 10:29:44
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The problem happens on either a desktop or a laptop. Can't you see that by the specs? In this Windows 7 Review...

http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/mic...

It says "The second-least restrictive option doesn't dim the desktop when UAC is activated, and will only notify the user when programs try to make changes to the computer. When the desktop dims, Windows 7 is locking it down and preventing access."

So is Windows 7 Locking Down? Perhaps a possibility.

Ask and Answer. The way of learning.

Dell Dimension 8300
Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce FX5200


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#5
July 19, 2011 at 02:01:38
Yes this appears to have worked , I have set it to the second least as you said and it has not activated the DIM screen for a few hours..
Many thanks
kc

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