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Windows 7: Asus Laptop won't display higher than 1024x768

07 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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Many of us use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes to successfully keep our computers virus-free.
I never knew about those. How about Webroot? I have a free year coming to me.

Did you even read these steps I took the time to write out for you?

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Standard VGA driver is a placeholder driver given by installer when it doesn't have a newer driver (yet). It may be updated via optional Windows Updates so check there first.

If you had better resolution before then you might get it back by following joodoo's idea of rolling back the driver on Driver tab of the installed device in Device Manager.

If not you want the latest driver on the Asus's Support Downloads webpage for your model, as suggested.

As to what might have changed it, the first suspect would be AVG bloatware. No one here recommends AVG since it bloated up a few years back and causes problems. Use Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast 6 for best performance with the Win7 firewall.
Haven't really gotten a chance to try any of these solutions just yet as I'm still at work so didn't read every reply all the way yet. Will when I get home. Thanks for the advice.

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07 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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07 Dec 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

My problem is now fixed. Thanks for all of your help. I had to download the latest chipset driver from Asus and now my screen resolution is back to 1368x766 and everything looks normal in 16x9. I also uninstalled AVG and downloaded the Microsoft Security Essentials. I've learned a lot of stuff from this board.
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08 Dec 2011   #14
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Glad it helped. Let us know how things go. We're always here.
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