Hello everybody first post here , I have a HP DV 9207us notebook running vista home premium. I have: 1. 17" widescreen glossy display 2. Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 My problem is the contrast is way too high for me and is literally giving me headaches. If I try to decrease the brightness to the point where the contrast dosent bother me then its too dark to read text comfortably. Is there any way to adjust the contrast? Is there any software I need to use? Also is Vista brighter in general? I also tried to connect my laptop to an external monitor and I was having similar problems although not as bad because I was able to decrease the contrast on the external monitor. I never had this problem with XP. Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.