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Windows 7: Screen Resolution?

06 Dec 2010   #11
Magnette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Yeah, my computer recognized my monitor correctly.

It is this large




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06 Dec 2010   #12
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

mmm..almost looks like mine (size wise) I don't consider that too large but to each his own.
You could always make the desktop icons smaller by scrolling the mose wheel while pressing the CTRL key
and for the taskbar (which is by default larger than the one from XP) you could switch it to small icons
that should bring you back to the 8px smaller taskbar used by Vista

(Just right click on any blank space on the Taskbar, and then select Properties from context menu. On the “Task Bar and Start Menu Properties” dialog, go to “Taskbar” tab, and then tick or check the checkbox for “Use small icons” option.)

-DG
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06 Dec 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Have to agree with Dg, that screen looks fine.
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06 Dec 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What video card and did you install/update it with the Windows 7 driver?
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07 Dec 2010   #15
Magnette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

@Stormy: I'm sorry?

Thanks for all your help.
I thought this was no normal.

But is it okay for the screen resolution to be 1024*768 instead of 1280*768?
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07 Dec 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you would rather have the icons smaller in the taskbar,

Right click the start orb
Choose Properties

In the Taskbar TAB, click the "Use Small Icons" box and click apply.

Your screen shot looks normal and it is different than Xp or vista.
I prefer the larger icons myself, but not everyone does.

The issue with the resolution may simply be due to your graphics card drivers, as already suggested.
Look in the device manager under 'Display Adapters"
See what it has your GPU listed as. If it simply says "Standard VGA adapter", you need find the correct drivers.


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07 Dec 2010   #17
Magnette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

I looked, and it said Standard VGA adapter.
Do you know how to find the correct driver?
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07 Dec 2010   #18
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Then you need to update the driver for your Graphics.

We would need to know more information about your system, other than just the OS, to be more specific about where to get them and which ones you need.

Do you know if you have a Dedicated Graphics Card or if the graphics are integrated into the chipset?
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07 Dec 2010   #19
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Grab this,

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

and post a screen shot of what it shows for both summary and graphics.
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07 Dec 2010   #20
Magnette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

I did what you told me to do, and here's the result.


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