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30 Nov 2009   #1
blinktoday

windows xp
 
 
Windows 7 install help

My friend recently got a virus on his computer and I suggest installing windows 7, because he didn't mind losing all his files. So he tried installing it on his 4-5 year old dell and everything works fine except for the icons are large and off the screen? Any help please.


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30 Nov 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

On the desktop ... click the middle scroll wheel of the mouse while pressing the Ctrl key. It should resize the desktop icons. Also, go into the control panel and click 'personalization' set the screen to the correct resolution. Then click on 'display' on the left margin and set the text size to what ever size you want.
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30 Nov 2009   #3
blinktoday

windows xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
On the desktop ... click the middle scroll wheel of the mouse while pressing the Ctrl key. It should resize the desktop icons. Also, go into the control panel and click 'personalization' set the screen to the correct resolution. Then click on 'display' on the left margin and set the text size to what ever size you want.
thanks i'll tell him to do that
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30 Nov 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
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30 Nov 2009   #5
blinktoday

windows xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You're welcome.
He says the icons are back to normal, but the toolbar for Firefox and those things are large, as if hes in safe mode. He says it wont let him change the resolution
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30 Nov 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You need new drivers. Use the guide in my sig - do you have an nvidia or ati GPU?
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30 Nov 2009   #7
blinktoday

windows xp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You need new drivers. Use the guide in my sig - do you have an nvidia or ati GPU?
im pretty sure he has an ati, i'll verrify.
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