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Windows 7: Screen resolution

26 Jun 2011   #1
ronmelfl

 
 
Screen resolution

When I use Windows Live Messenger on Windoows 7 it changes the screen resolution to Windows Basic (640x480) I am told that a running program has compatibility problems. I can use screen resolution process to change it back to 1024x768 and it works but it is a hassle. I do not know how to find out what program is causing this change.


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26 Jun 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

WLM forum seems to recommend a clean install:

How to perform Clean Installation of Windows Live Messenger

edit: I found a few other hits with no solutions other than right click on
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger and see if there's any setting in the Compatibility tab. There wasn't any so it didn't continue with what to do if there was.
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26 Jun 2011   #3
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

ow my gosh, that is shocking, that is an awfu way to 'fix things' good old M$

why dont u use pigeon instead of a bloaty rubbish program?
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26 Jun 2011   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

You could try right clicking the WL messenger .exe file and see if the box is checked.

Compatibility Mode

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29 Jun 2011   #5
ronmelfl

 
 

I can't find a messenger .exe file
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29 Jun 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ron, and welcome to Seven Forums.


(32-bit Windows 7)
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

OR

(64-bit Windows 7)
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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29 Jun 2011   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, Brink
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29 Jun 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Patrick.
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29 Jun 2011   #9
ronmelfl

 
 

and thanks from me too Hope this works

I am hoping that your two suggestions worked: I went to Program Files (86) and the the .exe file and ok'ed "trouble shooting". For now it seemed to find the problem and correct it. If this holds through tomorrow, I owe both of you a stein of Guinness at Four Green Fields in Tampa!
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29 Jun 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That sounds great to me. I'm glad that we could help.

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