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Windows 8/8.1 Scaling issues

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Windows 8/8.1 Scaling issues


    So I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 laptop. I was previously running Windows 8, 64 bit and primarily just using the Desktop mode. I immediately noticed that the 1920x1080 resolution on Windows 8.1 made everything 10-15% smaller.

    Ultimately I decided to refresh back to Windows 8, but the resolution issues remained. I've tried scaling to 125% but that's too large.

    First, can someone explain to me what happened, and second, does anyone know how to fix this without re-imaging?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by RSoxNo1 View Post
    So I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 laptop. I was previously running Windows 8, 64 bit and primarily just using the Desktop mode. I immediately noticed that the 1920x1080 resolution on Windows 8.1 made everything 10-15% smaller.

    Ultimately I decided to refresh back to Windows 8, but the resolution issues remained. I've tried scaling to 125% but that's too large.

    First, can someone explain to me what happened, and second, does anyone know how to fix this without re-imaging?
    In my experience, it takes a few updates and a few restarts to set the native resolution.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RSoxNo1 View Post
    So I upgraded to Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 laptop. I was previously running Windows 8, 64 bit and primarily just using the Desktop mode. I immediately noticed that the 1920x1080 resolution on Windows 8.1 made everything 10-15% smaller.

    Ultimately I decided to refresh back to Windows 8, but the resolution issues remained. I've tried scaling to 125% but that's too large.

    First, can someone explain to me what happened, and second, does anyone know how to fix this without re-imaging?
    In my experience, it takes a few updates and a few restarts to set the native resolution.
    What do you mean? That it should "fix itself" after a few reboots?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8


    Is anyone else experiencing this?
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