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Windows 7: Change screen resolution on a netbook to install photo software?

20 May 2015   #1
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Change screen resolution on a netbook to install photo software?

I'm using a Toshiba Netbook NB505 running Windows 7 Starter.

When I try installing Canon photo software, the install fails due to the lower resolution setting of the netbook (1024 x 600). I had read elsewhere that a way around this was to go into screen resolution > advanced settings > monitor - and un-check "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display".

That option is grayed out for me. Do any of you guys know why this is grayed-out, or have a work-around for this?


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20 May 2015   #2
Berton

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

This spec sheet from Toshiba shows that as the only resolution available:
Toshiba NB505-N508B Refurbished Netbook
Looks like that Netbook is a bit older, probably back in 2011.
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21 May 2015   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Try this: How to Change Your Netbook's Screen Resolution
I was able to change the resolution on my Acer netbook to allow it to run Win 8.1 and Metro apps.
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21 May 2015   #4
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Strictly from a Windows perspective, what would be the reason that the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" option is grayed out?
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21 May 2015   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Video driver set to not allow it.
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21 May 2015   #6
Berton

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoostraw View Post
Strictly from a Windows perspective, what would be the reason that the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" option is grayed out?
The hardware is limited by the manufacturer, doesn't tell Windows about any other settings that would work.
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21 May 2015   #7
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

So it sounds like I'm stuck. No way to fake it out somehow.
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21 May 2015   #8
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoostraw View Post
So it sounds like I'm stuck. No way to fake it out somehow.
Did you read the link I posted above?
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21 May 2015   #9
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey strollin I totally spaced seeing the link in your post. Thanks for rattling my cage. I am trying this now...
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21 May 2015   #10
scoostraw

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I've never edited the registry before so to confirm, I am changing the zero within the parentheses to a 1 - correct?

[edit] Google is my friend. (I'm good)


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