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Windows 7: Win 7 reinstall 1366x768 not displaying properly

31 Mar 2016   #1
Fireflyyy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Win 7 reinstall 1366x768 not displaying properly

Ok, here's my issue.

My computer was running poorly, and it had been 18m since my last wipe and new OS install.

I love Win 7, and have a copy sitting at home. I downloaded the Seagate for DOS tool, wrote zeroes to my drive, and started fresh.

After installing Windows 7, I installed all drivers available for the system through the Lenovo website (which I had pre-downloaded and placed on my external HDD.) I installed all relevant drivers.

I switched resolution to 1366x768 (native resolution for my laptop).

I see that it looks different than it looked pre-wipe. I start up World of Warcraft, which I play often. I log in, and notice that at 1366x768 resolution (which is what I've always played it at) the screen seems much smaller, and the items on the screen seem much larger.

I've come to the conclusion that 1366x768 is not displaying properly.

Here's what I've done.

I've uninstalled and re-installed both graphics drivers individually (Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M).

I've uninstalled and re-installed both graphics drivers in tandem.

I've used Display Driver Uninstaller to do both of the above steps a second time.

I've verified that my DPI setting is at 100%. It is.

I am now at a loss as to what to do next other than wiping my partitions and starting from scratch again, which I sure would hate to do at this point.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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01 Apr 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome Firefly mate try running these first in safe mode if you haven't already
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
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01 Apr 2016   #3
Fireflyyy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

ICIT2LOL

Thanks for the reply. I did the SFC /scannow and everything came back good.

I did the disk check and that came back fine as well.
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01 Apr 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Have you checked the settings in the Nvidia control panel, i think the latest version is 341.95

Roy
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01 Apr 2016   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now my Asus ROG has a simialr setup and it goes like this - if the graphics are reasonably simple the Intel graphics are used and once the heat is turned up the NVidia kicks in so have you tried the Intel control Getting the Most out of the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel Demo

The driver for hat is this but it is fairly basic because I use it myself at times https://downloadcenter.intel.com/pro...ore-Processors
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01 Apr 2016   #6
Fireflyyy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Roy,

The only settings that show up in my Nvidia Control Panel are:

3D Settings
- Adjust image settings with preview
- Manage 3D settings
- Set PhysX Configuration

I thought I remember more than that previously, but I hadn't gone into the Nvidia Control Panel in quite some time. I have everything set to Recommended in Manage 3D settings.
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01 Apr 2016   #7
Fireflyyy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Now my Asus ROG has a simialr setup and it goes like this - if the graphics are reasonably simple the Intel graphics are used and once the heat is turned up the NVidia kicks in so have you tried the Intel control Getting the Most out of the Intel® HD Graphics Control Panel Demo

The driver for hat is this but it is fairly basic because I use it myself at times https://downloadcenter.intel.com/pro...ore-Processors
I have that downloaded, but according to the video guide you linked, it seems that everything is setup correctly. I don't know, perhaps I'm wrong and this is what it looked like, but it doesn't seem like it.
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01 Apr 2016   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

You haven't accidentally set the magnification tool on have you?
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01 Apr 2016   #9
Fireflyyy

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
You haven't accidentally set the magnification tool on have you?
Nope, thanks for the help though.
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03 Apr 2016   #10
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

From a review page





Pros

  • Powerful graphics and processor
  • 1920-by-1080 pixel resolution
non standard resolution



Roy
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