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Aspire E5 - slow keyboard repeat rate and screen auto dim

by gn77b / May 26, 2015 6:31 AM PDT


Bought the above mentioned machine (Aspire E5-572G-5828) two weeks ago. It works fine and I'm very happy with the price performance ratio.
But two things are annoying me:
1. the keyboard repeat rate is slow, although it's set to fastest in Win 8 control panel
2. when I switch to a tab in Chrome which contains monstly dark images, the whole screen dims and returns to normal after I go back to a "regular" tab or some other app that displays lighter images.

How do I solve this? SO is Win 8.1 Pro.

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The model I saw didn't have Chrome or 8.1 Pro.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 6:50 AM PDT

Is there more to this story like someone has changed it from stock?

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I'm not sure that the command-line Linux version it came wit
by gn77b / May 26, 2015 3:20 PM PDT

I'm not sure that the command-line Linux version it came with is exactly usable for day to day use.

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AHA, so it's not stock.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 6:04 AM PDT

Installing Windows is hard. Even more so on laptops.

Here's the drill or high level overview.

1. Install the OS (windows.)
2. Install the motherboard chipset driver package. Reboot.
3. Install the audio driver (reboot)
4. Sound might not work. Continue.
5. Install the video driver (reboot)
6. Install the LAN/WiFi drivers. (reboot)
7. Sounds and WiFi may still not work.
8. Install the laptop maker's TVAP, QuickSet, or helper apps. Reboot.

Now it might work. I can't tell you exactly how/what to install because each laptop is slightly different but it's become a problem for far too many.

Windows may have to change. Folk are no longer willing to do the post install work.

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