I just recently bought an Acer Aspire 1D27 notebook. It came with Windows 7
starter, so I upgraded to the Home Premium 64-bit version. Everything installed
correctly, but now my computer doesn’t have a Sleep option and I cannot adjust
the brightness of the screen. This also drains the battery a lot quicker than
before. Is there a driver for this that can fix the problem? I’ve searched
everywhere on the net, but I can’t seem to find it. Also, my HDMI port doesn’t
work after the upgrade. Any help would be appreciated.
In this excerpt from
Answercast #21, I look at the best place to find drivers for an upgraded computer.
The short answer is: definitely, there should be drivers for exactly what you’re looking for. You shouldn’t be searching the ‘net for them. You should go immediately to the Acer website, their support section, and search there. If needed, go ahead and submit a support request for that specific model’s drivers.
My guess is that there’s probably an open discussion forum that will be a little bit quicker to locate the drivers your looking for.
Sleep option drivers
Specifically, let’s see: the Sleep option should be part of the advanced power management control and drivers that relate to that.
Brightness & HDMI drivers
The brightness of the screen, and potentially the HDMI port, are issues that could be dealt with an updated video driver.
So, definitely go visit the Acer website and see what they have to offer: potentially use their support resources to locate what you need.
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