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Windows 7: Games are running windowed.

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 
Games are running windowed.

Alright, almost all games are running in an weird windowed mode...
I set it to 1600x900 (My main resolution), full screen, and it runs it like in the image provided below.



It is supposed to stretch over to the black sides.
When I was running Vista it was just full screen like it was supposed to be, without any black sides.

I have updated all my graphic drivers etc.

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18 Aug 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Right click on the shortcut or menu item you use to start the game.

Now, click on properties

Note the item labeled Run that's set to "Normal Window". Change that to "Maximized".

Hit OK.

Does this change anything?
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18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Problem is, the shortcut opens a launcher, where you login to the game.
Then you click ''Start'' from there..
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18 Aug 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Hmm, tricky one I can't really test out full resolution mode on my computer as it would probably burn out my integrated graphics unit
Does the running as maximised work on any other game?
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18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

All other games are running the same way.

Even if I do Full screen maximized.
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18 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

I have downloaded the latest DirectX drivers.

Still same issue.
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18 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Anyone know any solutions :S?

There is going to be a lan party at mines in 1 hour and I need this issue to be fixed...

Sorry if I sound demanding, but its just that I upgraded from Vista today, and now this issue is occurring, on every game.
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18 Aug 2010   #8

 
 

on my nvidia graphics card there is an option to allow stretching in the graphics control panel, does your ati control panel offer a similar solution?


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19 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 


Unfortunately, this is all I can change..

So it would be impossible for me to download a nVidia driver and do this?
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19 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Guys I have fixed it.

If any of you get this kind of problem refer to this guide.
Windows 7 with ATI, Black Bars in Games Get-Rid-of-Guide
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 Games are running windowed.




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