I just upgraded to Windows 8 and it went much smoother than expected. The one remaining big issue is that the laptop monitor is noticeably fuzzy (text and images). My two external monitors look great.
Has anyone else had this issue? I upgraded the NVIDIA drivers (but I think they just control one of the external monitors) and the Intel HD Graphics drivers have a later date than the Win 8 drivers available on the Intel web site.
The only thing that looks odd is that "Generic PNP Monitors" is the driver that is displayed in the Device Manager. I can't remember if there was a more specific driver for my dell laptop monitor before I upgraded.
I would hate to rollback just because of this. Help!
The current Windows 7 drivers for the XPS l502x may be downloaded from the following link.
Intel HD 3000
There are no current Windows 8 drivers for the system so give these a go if you have not already done so and see if they help. Here are a couple other articles regarding Dell systems and Windows 8.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Dell Computer support for Windows 8 upgrade
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Thanks for the response but I believe the Win 8 versions of the drivers where installed during the upgrade.
Is there a monitor specific driver for the XPS 15 (L502x) instead of the ""Generic PNP Monitor"?
Generic PNP monitor is the native Windows driver for LCD screens. For the most part it is all that should be needed.
Unless Windows 8 is different and a discreet driver is needed for the LCD screen, and in that case Dell doesn't currently have a driver, I can only suggest contacting Microsoft. I doubt that this is the case though.
I would look into changing screen resolution and DPI and see if it makes a difference. While on the Metro screen click the Desktop. Once on the desktop right click on the screen and choose screen resolution.
You can also try the links listed on the resolution screen for "Make text and other items larger or smaller" and "What display settings should I use".
This is what I have on my XPS L502X with windows 7 home premium. You can compare to see if your win 8 is the same.
My monitor driver was slightly different. I decided to reload Windows 8 from scratch in place of the upgrade process. This fixed this fuzziness problem as well as a bigger problem I was having with Cisco VPN.
Thanks for your help.