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Windows 7: Can't get higher resolution than 1024x768

03 Aug 2011   #1
Imstupid

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Can't get higher resolution than 1024x768

I just bought a laptop from a friend and I'm stupid so I don't know shit, but I know that the resolution should definitely get bigger than 1024x768. What is wrong, do I need new drivers or something?

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.




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03 Aug 2011   #2
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Go to Device Manager and look under Display adapter, see if you can right click, update driver.

If that doesn't help, we could use some specs on your computer http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049

to help you find one.
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03 Aug 2011   #3
ZyanWu

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

You need an updated driver for you graphics card.
There should be a label on your notebook containing a list of hardware in your computer.
With the name of your graphics card, use google search to find some updated drivers.
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03 Aug 2011   #4
Imstupid

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you.

I tried to update drivers through device manager, but it says "Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date."

I've now updated more informations following that link, hope you can help me.
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03 Aug 2011   #5
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Just install this: NVIDIA DRIVERS 275.33 WHQL

...and all of your problems will be gone
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03 Aug 2011   #6
ZyanWu

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Here you go:
NVIDIA DRIVERS 275.33 WHQL
Drivers for Geforce 6100 / Windows 7 32bits. Just hit download and install.

LE: ratePV was faster than me.
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03 Aug 2011   #7
Imstupid

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much, all of you!!!
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03 Aug 2011   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imstupid View Post
Thank you.

I tried to update drivers through device manager, but it says "Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date."

I've now updated more informations following that link, hope you can help me.
Looks like that is an on board graphics, Try the scan for graphics drivers option here,

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
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03 Aug 2011   #9
Imstupid

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ok, so I downloaded that driver and it says:

"NVIDIA installer cannot continue

The graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware."

Hmm...?
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03 Aug 2011   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Just install this: NVIDIA DRIVERS 275.33 WHQL


Verde 275.33 Driver

...and all of your problems will be gone
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZyanWu View Post
Here you go:
NVIDIA DRIVERS 275.33 WHQL

GeForce 275.33 Driver

Drivers for Geforce 6100 / Windows 7 32bits. Just hit download and install.

LE: ratePV was faster than me.
These are two different drivers, make sure you get the right one for you.

Try the scan on the link I posted.
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