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Windows 7: Can't set any resolution betwen 1600x900 and 1024x768 on my laptop

17 Mar 2013   #1
jrodola

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Can't set any resolution betwen 1600x900 and 1024x768 on my laptop

Hi,
I have a HP EliteBook 8470p laptop (14", core i5-3320M CPU@2.60 GHz, 4Gb of RAM, 64-bit system) with Windows 7 Enterprise Sevice Pack 1.
I can only select three resolutions.
1600x900 (too small for me)
1024x760 (too big for me)
800x600
In advance options > List all Modes, I cannot select nothing between 1024x760 and 1600x900
I have tried to update the driver, but windows says I have the most updated one --> Driver is Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000.
My monitor driver is "Generic PnP Monitor" and Windows says I have the most updated driver.
And my Display is named "Mobile PC Display".
With windows vista, I was able to select resolutions between 1024x760 and 1600x900.
I have tried to look the solution by editing monitor.inf from C:\Windows\inf\ folder, but I am not sure how to edit.
Could you please help me?
Thanks!
Regards,
Javier


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17 Mar 2013   #2
Arc

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What happens if you slide it down?
Can't set any resolution betwen 1600x900 and 1024x768 on my laptop-2013-03-18_005828.jpg

And, you may check your system for latest driver updates in Intel® Driver Update Utility.


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17 Mar 2013   #3
jrodola

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
What happens if you slide it down?
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And, you may check your system for latest driver updates in Intel® Driver Update Utility.
I cannot select anything between those 2 resolutions, I attach a screenshot.
I will check that link.
Is it easy to edit monitor.inf file?
THanks!


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17 Mar 2013   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried leaving it at the recommended resolution (which is also the default resolution for that display), and bumping up the DPI settings?

DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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17 Mar 2013   #5
jrodola

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Have you tried leaving it at the recommended resolution (which is also the default resolution for that display), and bumping up the DPI settings?

DPI Display Size Settings - Change
Yes, I put it to 150% but still some things appear very small, like menus, etc...

I have just installed latest intel HD graphics and more resolutions appeared between 1600x900 and 1024x768, but they are not correct for my screen size

Thanks!
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17 Mar 2013   #6
jrodola

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Now it looks better

I was able to scale to fit full screen and I think things look much better with 1366x768 (although windows keeps saying I should use 1200x900)
Thanks!


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18 Mar 2013   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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That's the perfect resolution I think.
It was just a misfit display driver that made the intermediate resolutions hidden.

BTW, In need you can creat custom resolutions too, keeping the aspect ratio intact.
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18 Mar 2013   #8
jrodola

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
That's the perfect resolution I think.
It was just a misfit display driver that made the intermediate resolutions hidden.

BTW, In need you can creat custom resolutions too, keeping the aspect ratio intact.
Yes, with 1200x900 things were too much small, and not everything was increased by setting DPI to 150%

Regarding your sentence: "In need you can creat custom resolutions too, keeping the aspect ratio intact" How can I create custom resolutions? By editting monitor.inf file?Thanks again!
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14 Jun 2013   #9
kputcha

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I have same problem

"I have just installed latest intel HD graphics"
Where did you get the update...?
I have an HP Probook 6470b and same problem..cannot select between 1600x900 and 1024x768..
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14 Jun 2013   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Update the Intel HD Graphics Driver, either from our forum link, Latest Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7, or You may get it from Intel Download Center.
Moreover, you may run the Intel (R) Driver Update Utility to auto detect the appropriate driver for your computer.

Edit: Sorry I forgot to answer jrodola .... to create custom resolution, you may follow Screen Refresh Rate - Custom for NVIDIA Brand ... just dont select Timing after step 3 and put your custom values there.
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