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Windows 7: Changing monitor resolution in Windows 7 Pro

08 Sep 2014   #1
weybrew

Win 7(32)
 
 
Changing monitor resolution in Windows 7 Pro

I recently changed my computer from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Pro. Unfortunately Pro now has set my monitor resolution incorrectly at 1024 x 768 and I need to set it correctly for my Acer 22" to 1680 x 1050 but Windows doesn't offer that resolution. I've tried using the desktop rt click>Screen Resolution>Resolution route as well as working from the device manager but I can't find the setting I need. I know my monitor will support that setting as I was using it with my Windows 7 Home without problems. Could someone guide me on this, please?


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08 Sep 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Sounds to me like you need to re-install the graphics adapter driver/s.
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08 Sep 2014   #3
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Are you using the same type connection between the computer and monitor as you were before? Please go to Device Manager and expand display Adaptors, and see what it lists. If it lists standard VGA adaptor, the graphics drivers have not installed properly. If it lists your chip's graphics, as it should, there is another problem.
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08 Sep 2014   #4
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Make sure aspect ratio is set to 16:10 and not 16:9 or 4:3
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11 Sep 2014   #5
Imrankhan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is this your Graphics?
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Then here is the latest drivers for your hardware:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...91&ProdId=2991

32bit Win7 driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...ng&ProdId=2991

Or, try Intel Driver update utility with Internet Explorer.

Mark the thread solved if this worked.
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11 Sep 2014   #6
weybrew

Win 7(32)
 
 

Thanks, Imrankhan for the post and links, but my driver in ATI Raedon HD 4550 and I have the updated driver.
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13 Sep 2014   #7
weybrew

Win 7(32)
 
 

My problem has been solved. It turned out to be an outdated graphics card driver. Updating and fiddling with the program control panel allowed a reset of my resolution settings. Thanks for everyone's comments.
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13 Sep 2014   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Glad you have it fixed. Good job.
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