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Windows 7: Upgrade to Win 7 messed up resolution

19 Sep 2010   #1
4x4gal

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Upgrade to Win 7 messed up resolution

I just upgraded from Vista to Win 7 32 bit. Everything went fine except that the resolution is all messed up. Its like my screen is stretched out.. In my display options I only have 2 choices.. 1024x768 and one thats way smaller and makes everything huge. Ive spent hours online trying to find the solution and cannot find anything. I THINK maybe I need to download a new graphics driver but I have no clue which one to get?

Here are some screenshots.. One is of the resolution and one is of my screen so you can see how stretched and blurry it looks.
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Dana/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG]
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Dana/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png[/IMG]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/dgeter22/Capture1.png

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...22/Capture.png

HELP!!
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Dana/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/Dana/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG]


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19 Sep 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

It is probably your drivers, update them, if your not sure how I will find them for you if you do as I ask

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19 Sep 2010   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

As Prof has suggested, its probably just drivers.

You could try windows updates:
Click start >> Right Click Computer >> Properties >> Click Windows Updates (Bottom Left) >> Check for Updates (Left Side).

I have found that Windows 7/updates are pretty good at finding/installing required drivers however if this doesn't help then as Prof said just update the drivers manually, let us know if you have any issues with this.

Just let us know the Make/Model of your computer/laptop (It is worth updating your system specs under User CP).

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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20 Sep 2010   #4
4x4gal

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Well after posting that my computer found new updates and that fixed it. Now I dont have sound though! Grr!!! It says "No audio output device installed". I've spent hours again researching and I know I need a driver but I cannot figure out which one
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20 Sep 2010   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well i am glad your graphics issue is sorted

What is the make and model of your PC/Laptop?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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20 Sep 2010   #6
4x4gal

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Its a hp pavilion dv2500

The good news is that it now runs faster than my Toshiba that has an i7 processor lol
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20 Sep 2010   #7
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

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20 Sep 2010   #8
4x4gal

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Ahh.. very cool :-) Thanks!
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20 Sep 2010   #9
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

4x4gal
Welcome to SevenForums
You may need to run vista driver in compatibility mode. Try this tutorial if you have trouble with your downloaded driver. Good luck to you.
Compatibility Mode
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20 Sep 2010   #10
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

OK the model and brand of the sound device is needed to track down the drivers, this is a common problem with upgrading any Windows OS. If your computer had vista on it the drivers should work with 7 but if it had XP you have less chance.

{This is how to find the audio device model}

To find your sound device we need to open a device list. To do this right click "computer" on the start menu, then select "manage". Now go on the pannal on the side and select "Device Manager. Locate the S"ound, Video and Game Controllers". Copy down all the names of the sound device(s) (on to notepad) if there is more than one. (They have a speaker icon next to them)

(Now you have the model and driver this is irrelivent

{If it is not on the "Sound, Video and Game Controllers"}

Search for unknown drivers on the same list, copy anything you think is sound related on to a notepad.

I hope this helps and if you cannot find the drivers yourself post the names or screenshots back on here
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