Hello Lashrasch, I’m sorry to hear that you are having issues with this system.
Would you please let me know which driver version did you installed?
Are you trying Intel generic drivers or ASUS graphics drivers?
Bear in mind that we provided generic drivers; therefore sometimes these cannot be installed on OEM systems or the installation of them could overwrite Asus customizations and possibly change the functionality of the graphics.
Please check this thread for some troubleshooting steps a customer shared https://communities.intel.com/message/237935#237935
The driver version is 10.18.10.3308
I used the option "Update Driver Software..." through Device Manager on my computer, by right-clicking the display adapter Intel HD Graphics 4000.
Lashrasch, the latest graphics driver available in our site are version 3621.
Again, our drivers are generic and sometimes these cannot be installed on OEM systems.
If you are still want to install our drivers, you may try forcing the installation by performing manual procedure, however I cannot assure you they are going to work as expected.
See here for instructions: Graphics Drivers — Computer manufacturer graphics driver detected
Did not find the mentioned driver 10.18.10.3308. So tried to replicate the issue on 15.36.3377 but in vain.
Increased the brightness to 100 and pushed the system to sleep/hibernate. When resumed back, the brightness set was persisting.
Let us know if you are still seeing issue on any latest driver.
The laptop is working fine now. I installed a lot of small updates from Windows Update and it seems like that did the trick.
Can't believe I didn't check that option before i complained . Thanks for the replies and your help!
This is why I avoid any laptop with Intel Graphics in it. While Intel has great processors and I like everything about them, they continue to lose me as a customer with the BIG small things. Example the HD 4000 Graphics.
my setup p500 touch Lenovo laptop I7 Windows 8.1 64bit
my desires, to do WIDI, screen project to my roku, and my Microsoft WIDI adapter.
now using Miracast and such on non Intel graphics cards, NO problem. With Intel I must have the latest and greatest drivers which then proceed to break everything. I can install the latest driver, then brightness dimming goes away, will work one or two times then quits. Or, roll back the drivers to an older version and break WIDI which took a small miracle to get working in the first place. Definitely the driver, as if u go generic or older you can dim and brighten your screen.