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How to change screen resolution?

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    How to change screen resolution?


    I want to change my resolution to my native screen resolution (1680x1050 60hz) but I don't have that option. instead I have to choose from 800x600, 1024x728, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, and 1920x1440 (at 64hz). How do I change it to my native screen resolution if I don't have the options there?

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    Are the graphic adapter drivers intalled correctly ?
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    I tried installing the monitor drivers but it keeps telling me "windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date." My monitor is a Dell E228WFP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecwfan3052 View Post
    I tried installing the monitor drivers but it keeps telling me "windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date." My monitor is a Dell E228WFP.
    http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2833/91779799.jpg
    Hello there!

    Are you using Virtual Machine or is it installed locally? What is your computer configuration i.e. your display adapter etc.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ecwfan3052 View Post
    I tried installing the monitor drivers but it keeps telling me "windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date." My monitor is a Dell E228WFP.
    http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/2833/91779799.jpg
    Hello there!

    Are you using Virtual Machine or is it installed locally? What is your computer configuration i.e. your display adapter etc.?
    It's installed locally. And I'm using a VGA cable if that's what you mean display adapter.
    http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9738/66803362.jpg
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    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    You will need to install the DELL DRIVERS for your video card in vista compatibility mode.
    If you are not sure what to do please post back
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    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodi View Post
    You will need to install the DELL DRIVERS for your video card in vista compatibility mode.
    If you are not sure what to do please post back
    That's odd... Shouldn't Windows 8 come with native display drivers in Windows Update? Well mine did, at least...
    @Original poster, try doing a Windows Update and see if some basic native drivers for your card manufacturer are available.
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I had to install drivers for my Intel GM965 before I had further resolution selection options.
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