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Windows 7: Visually Impaired Monitor Resolution


10 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Visually Impaired Monitor Resolution

Given the end of support for Win XP, I've just updated my father-in-law's computer to Win 7 Ultimate.

He is significantly visually impaired. On the Win XP system, I had his 1024x768 monitor set to 800x600 so that everything was larger. Given that he has an LCD monitor, it wasn't ideal but it worked for him.

Now with Win 7 installed and the resolution set to 800x600, the the windows screen is smaller and centered in the screen with a large black border. i.e. changing the resolution did nothing to enlarge everything.

I'm currently looking for a way around this problem but have yet to find a solution.

His system has Win 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire M1201 with a RS740 Display adapter (ATI Redeon 2100) and a Novatek 563A Monitor (19").

I also tried a 28" 1920x1200 monitor and got the same results except the black border was larger. Therefore, I assume that the issue is caused by either Win 7 or the graphics driver.

Any ideas?


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10 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You need to go into the graphics card control panel and tell it to scale the display. I dont have an ATI to tell you where exactly.
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11 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank-you logicearth,

Your answer pointed me in the right direction.

Actually, it was quite easy.

Right Click desktop/Personalize/Display...
Click the 125% radio button/Apply, then log out and log in and the screen is magnified at the monitor native resolution.

It works better than changing to a non native resolution.

Thanks again
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