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Windows 7: Screen Size - Help

25 Nov 2009   #1

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Screen Size - Help

Hi Everyone,

I have just updated my Sony Vaio Laptop to windows 7 from xp home. Everything is working fine apart from the viewable window size. There is a black sourround around any viewable screen about an inch thick, I have tried to adjust the resolution and the max available is 1024 x 768. Font size is set to smaller but still this very annoying screen remains,

any help or advice greatfully welcomed.

MAny thanks

Sean

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds like a refresh rate problem. Play around with the refresh rate. Usually between 75 and 85 hertz.
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

HI,

It wont let me adjust the refresh rate, simply states - "uae hardware default setting" thats it, no other options!
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That sounds like a driver issue. Make sure your drivers are up-to-date.
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25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jinkus View Post
Hi Everyone,

I have just updated my Sony Vaio Laptop to windows 7 from xp home. Everything is working fine apart from the viewable window size. There is a black sourround around any viewable screen about an inch thick, I have tried to adjust the resolution and the max available is 1024 x 768. Font size is set to smaller but still this very annoying screen remains,

any help or advice greatfully welcomed.

MAny thanks

Sean
At a guess, the laptop is running with the generic VGA drivers rather than the ones specific to its graphics adapter.

You provided no information that would allow anyone to direct you to proper drivers. There may be some available from Windows Update, or Sony.
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26 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hi,

Yes i believe it is running the VGA drivers, can u advise as to how to find what graphics adapter Im running to enable u to direct me to new drivers???

Sorry not over techie!!

Sean
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26 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Go to Device Manager and find your graphics adapter. Right-click on it and click "Update Driver".
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26 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Jinkus,

Here is a link to the Vaio support pages Vaio : Sony Europe

Use Log-in option 2: Select your VAIO model

If you let us know this information, we can see if we can find anything else for you.
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26 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Dwarf,

Here is the info, requested, I have downloaded and installed the drivers from the sony site (Nvidia Drivers) yet it hasnt changed anything and I still cant change the resolution.

Hope u can help- its driving me crazy!!!

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