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Changing monitor resolution in Windows 7 Pro


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#1 weybrew

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:07 AM

I recently changed my computer from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Pro. Unfortunately Pro now has set my monitor resolution incorrectly at 1024 x  768 and I need to set it correctly for my Acer 22" to 1680 x 1050 but Windows doesn't offer that resolution. I've tried using the desktop rt click>Screen Resolution>Resolution route as well as working from the device manager but I can't find the setting I need. I know my monitor will support that setting as I was using it with my Windows 7 Home without problems. Could someone guide me on this, please?



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:27 AM

Re-install the monitor's software.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:32 AM

If ElfBane's suggestion doesn't fix it, you might try setting the resolution through your graphics card driver. Most of them have a media control panel that allows you to adjust display settings supported by your graphics card.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:08 PM

It's the display drivers that determine graphics rsolution possible on monitors...up to the max supported by both the monitor and the graphics card/chip.

 

I'd reinstall the graphics drivers and check the documentation for said monitor as to resolutions supported.

 

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

My problem has been solved. It turned out to be an outdated graphics card driver. Updating and fiddling with the program control panel allowed a reset of my resolution settings. Thanks for everyone's comments.



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 07:28 AM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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