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Windows 7: Screen resolution during bootup

14 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi Seekermeister,

Well, I used to have the regular 4:3 monitor (1280x1024) and then I upgraded to the bigger one. Comparing the images on these two screens it is rather clear that the system tries to use all available screen space. It is also clear that the text and images on BIOS, OS selection, and boot-up screens were designed for 4:3 aspect ratio. On 16:9 monitor they are stretched.

What I was talking about in my first post, was that even on the 1280x1024 screen the text looks too big and I would prefer it to be somehow shown in smaller font in the middle of the screen (as it was the case with my old Sony laptop). Now the new screen is bigger and thus the text is bigger. It is also stretched in addition and looks rather ugly. Now if I buy another, bigger screen I think the text will get even bigger, while I would like it to stay the same - you see, the resolution of these images is fixed (1024x768 for Windows 7), independent of the monitor resolution and I see no reason why they should occupy all of the screen space as opposed to those 1024x768 pixels in the middle of the screen.

Not a major problem though and it looks like there is no solution for now.

However, if you could suggest which monitor or system settings I may try to change, I'd be happy to try it.
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