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Windows 7: windows 7 is not take up the whole screen

29 Nov 2009   #1
utes76

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 is not take up the whole screen

I upgraded to windows 7 from xp and after i did that my display is not taken up the whole screen can anyone help me out.
Thanks.


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29 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by utes76 View Post
I upgraded to windows 7 from xp and after i did that my display is not taken up the whole screen can anyone help me out.
Thanks.
Hi and welcome


Did you update the video driver and monitor driver?

type device manager in search>go to the diplay tab. Is you rdriver listed?
Is there a yellow triangle on it?

What is the native resoltion of the monitor?
What is the video driver max resolution?


Kenn J+_
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30 Nov 2009   #3
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

resolution won't fill screen - Google Search

See what I did? I used google to search for a topic that's been posted before. Here I'll do it again.

black area around screen - Google Search

If you read somewhere in their, they suggest refresh rates. Since you haven't given any more details other than that I suggest you try setting a different refresh rate and play with that.
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30 Nov 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

If you're using an ATI card..............

I had a similar problem with my HD 4850 when switching from vista to win7. I actually found a fix inside the ATI Catalyst Control Center.

Open CCC and somewhere in the display configuration for your monitor ensure that there is no over/underscan. For some reason my CCC had a small degree of underscan turned on which led to the black bars you mentioned.

A word of caution, when you start your games up and pick the native resolution the underscan may show up again. Just turn on any options for windowed mode and/or full screen and then turn off windowed mode again and the black bars should go away. Hope that helps!
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30 Nov 2009   #5
utes76

windows 7
 
 

I am using a laptop and its a sony vaio VGN-SZ440. NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Graphics card. I talked to sony and they said they dont have drivers for my model that support windows 7.
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30 Nov 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Does the GO maybe means it;s a lapyop?

I located it,.........

NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA
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01 Dec 2009   #7
utes76

windows 7
 
 

Thank you for all your help. I ended up putting the vista vedio drivers on and that fixed the issue. Thanks again for you help.
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