Fix Brightness Adjustment Dell Laptop Windows 10 [SOLVED]
Recently I upgraded three different Dell laptops to Windows 10. The first was a Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1, the 2nd was a Dell Latitude E5450, and the 3rd was a Dell XPS 13 (2015 Infinity Display). While I love Windows 10 so far, there is one major annoyance: brightness adjustment no longer works! i.e. when you press Function Key + Brightness Up/Down, the onscreen brightness meter pops up but the actual brightness adjustment does not work 🙁
Thankfully, after some experimentation I finally resolved the issue 🙂 Here is how to fix the brightness adjustment on Dell laptop’s running Windows 10:
#1 Go to Device Mananger
#2 Open Display Adapters
#3 Right click on each Display adapter and choose “Update Driver”
Let windows do it’s thing (which may take a while since the driver will need to be downloaded).
After that, voila you should have your brightness adjustment back! 🙂
This is current info as of August 6th, 2015. Dell laptops mentioned above. All latest Windows 10 updates installed.
Doesn’t work for me unfortunately dell inspiron 15R SE 7520
Thank you for your comment. I am sorry to hear that the solution does not work for the 15R 🙁
If I hear any more suggestions/tips that might work, I will definitely post them here 🙂
I’ve actually found a solution, in device manager there should be a generic pnp monitor, just enable that and the brightness control now works!!
Thank you for the tip!
Have a great week and enjoy your Dell with brightness adjustment 🙂
many thanks for the tip. the solution worked….
I’m glad that the tip helped. Thanks for the nice comment and have a great day!! 👍
The solution worked perfectly for my Dell Latitude E5470. Thank you
Thank you for your comment. I am glad this solution worked for your E5470. 🙂
Enjoy your nice laptop and have a great week!
Worked great for me! Dell Inspiron 5566
Thank you for sharing your success story! Enjoy your Dell laptop and have a GREAT week 🙂
J D, this still works in 2019! I don’t know why all the updates I have recently installed missed this, but your solution worked! Thank you!
Thank you for your nice comment. I am very glad that my post helped with the brightness issue! Enjoy your laptop and have a great week. 🙂
Thank yo so much! I had been struggling with not being able to brighten my screen for months and found your solution. It worked great on my Latitude 5590. Thank you so much!
I am very glad this helped with your brightness adjustment! Have a GREAT week and thank you for commenting. 🙂