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Windows 7: Adjusting Netbook Screen Resolution

11 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Adjusting Netbook Screen Resolution

So I bought a new netbook for work travel recently and loaded a program that I need to use. Program runs fine and all, however the prescribed screen resolution for the program is 1024x768 and the netbook (with Windows 7 HE and an Intel GMA 3150) doesn't seem to want to go past 1024x600. Does anyone perhaps have a thought or a way to get 7 to display more here? I don't mind if I even just need to scroll around to get to all the material, but right now its just cutting off part of the program making it impossible to work on some of it.

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11 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Orion3,

While your 1024x768 program is a standard 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024x600 is a widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) as many netbooks have. I'm pretty sure that if 600 is the maximum pixel height it can display but you still need to match the 4:3 aspect ratio program, then you'll have to go down to 800x600 rather than up. Try that and let me know how it works.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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11 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks, Walker. Unfortunately that didn't seem to do the trick. It still cuts off a good portion of the program screen without allowing the option to move around the window.
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12 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Found a small utility but it was for Mac os running on a Dell mini.
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12 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Appreciate it, Zepher, and I actually am running a Dell mini. But I just need a way to perhaps even trick 7 into allowing me to view the 1024x768.

I know you used to be able to do something like it with XP where you could uncheck a box under Display Properties>Settings>Advanced>Monitor that would "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Then adjsut to where you'd need it. Even if the image quality isn't perfect, it just needs to fit on the screen, essentially.
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12 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orion3 View Post
Appreciate it, Zepher, and I actually am running a Dell mini. But I just need a way to perhaps even trick 7 into allowing me to view the 1024x768.

I know you used to be able to do something like it with XP where you could uncheck a box under Display Properties>Settings>Advanced>Monitor that would "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Then adjsut to where you'd need it. Even if the image quality isn't perfect, it just needs to fit on the screen, essentially.
Short answer: no. Dell was wonderful and decided to protect notebook profits from netbook sales by direct wiring the GMA chip to the LCD matrix controller. Thus no EDID, no override and no joy. If you have a set of precision screwdrivers and a lot of courage you can open it up and cut the vsync trace on the ribbon that runs from the GMA to the embedded controller. It's extremely delicate work but has been shown to at least re-enable screen scroll.
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