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Windows 7: How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

09 Jan 2015   #1
GbeTech

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 
How do I set higher than native resolution on desktop?

Hello,

I want more work space than my Lenovo ThinkPad E530 currently supplies me with its 1366x768 resolution.

I'm pretty sure there's a way to set it to a higher resolution, say 1920x1080, or something similar with a better aspect ratio, beyond the options Windows gives me.

I'm not interested in it for gaming etc, just Windows and normal programs.

Win7 64
Built-in Intel HD 4000


I've seen ways to do it with NV/AMD cards but nothing with a simple, built-in card.

Any ideas?
Thanks.


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09 Jan 2015   #2
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I don't see how that would be possible. It would be like trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug.
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09 Jan 2015   #3
GbeTech

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doctore View Post
I don't see how that would be possible. It would be like trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug.
Only that unlike water, pixels are condensable, which is called "downscaling". Basically fitting more pixels than physically possible in a given room. It's sometimes used for gaming purposes but I just need more space.
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09 Jan 2015   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This can be done with some Nvidia and other video cards but I doubt it is possible with built in Intel video.
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09 Jan 2015   #5
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Intel doesn't have the option to disable EDID. Only NVIDIA and AMD have the ability to force the resolution than the monitor can handle.
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09 Jan 2015   #6
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GbeTech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doctore View Post
I don't see how that would be possible. It would be like trying to fit 2 gallons of water in a 1 gallon jug.
Only that unlike water, pixels are condensable, which is called "downscaling". Basically fitting more pixels than physically possible in a given room. It's sometimes used for gaming purposes but I just need more space.
What you are thinking about is "downsampling". Downsampling (in your case) is a joke and if you have the money to buy the card to use it - you have the money for a bigger monitor

I don't know where you think you will get the extra pixels - at the end of the day - you can't have the LCD display more pixels than it has, hence the water-jug analogy. Your monitor will still display the native resolution.

If you are still up for it, this is a good step-by-step:

Downsampling, a simple method for making your pc-games look better. - NeoGAF
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09 Jan 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you have an "Intel Graphics and Media" choice in Control Panel?

I do. It offers 8 resolutions, as high as 1920 x 1080 and as low as 1280 x 1024.
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09 Jan 2015   #8
doctore

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you have an "Intel Graphics and Media" choice in Control Panel?

I do. It offers 8 resolutions, as high as 1920 x 1080 and as low as 1280 x 1024.
Are you asking me?

I don't have that Intel program, but on the flip side, I have 21 resolution options in the Screen Resolution applet
And yet, nothing can make the number of pixels of my monitor increase magically.
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09 Jan 2015   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just connect a monitor to the laptop for Chr&$# sake
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09 Jan 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just connect a monitor to the laptop for Chr&$# sake
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