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Windows 7: My Resolution is wrong

13 Mar 2010   #1
kidflash555

Windows 7
 
 
My Resolution is wrong

Hello, i just upgraded to Windows 7 and I'm having a problem setting my resolution. On Vista my resolution was 1280 by 800 yet, on Windows 7 it will only allow me to have 1024 by 786. By the way I installed the new Graphics Driver . These are my specs:
HP Pavilion dv6736nr Entertainment Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Moblie Technoligy TL-60 2.00 Ghz
RAM: 2 GB
System typr: 32bit
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (although before i installed Windows 7 I remeber it was call Nvidia with numbers after it. Could this mean that i didnt install the graphics card. Because i dont know how to do that.)
Well i can watch videos so i know its working. Also sorry if i posted this in the wrong place and also sorry for not being so computer smart. Thanks in advance!


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13 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, can you set it to 1366x768 which is the recommended setting for a 15" screen of Windows7 - (I assume yours is a 15" since it is a notebook).
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13 Mar 2010   #3
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kidflash555 View Post
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter (although before i installed Windows 7 I remeber it was call Nvidia with numbers after it. Could this mean that i didnt install the graphics card.
If that's what's showing in device manager, you haven't updated the graphics drivers. See the link in my sig or check your products support page and try using the Vista one.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, can you set it to 1366x768 which is the recommended setting for a 15" screen of Windows7 - (I assume yours is a 15" since it is a notebook).
Nope,

Quote:
Display15.4" WXGA High-Definition* BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
Product Specifications HP Pavilion dv6736nr Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

and it has the Nvidia GeForce Go 7150M. This is the latest Nvidia driver for the Go 7 series,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA
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13 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess there is a difference then between Nvidea and ATI (which I have).
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13 Mar 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not really, HP just used a 1280x800 screen instead of a 1366x769 one in that laptop.
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13 Mar 2010   #7
kidflash555

Windows 7
 
 

Thank You all so much for your help and quick replies. But i give a special thanks to "stormy13". My resolution is fixed now thank you so much.
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