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Screen resolution - Win8

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Screen resolution - Win8

    I wanted to get some experience with Win8 before installing it on my HP laptop, so I installed it on my good, old IBM Z60m.
    Everything so far has worked out good, minor problems have been solved, and Win8 is performing great. BUT Win8 seems to have problems in recognizing my screen. Win8 says the screen is a CRT and in fact its a LED with an ok resolution. As it is, Win8 gives me 2 options 1) 1280x1024 (startup picture of my grandson in the desktop option looks compressed) 2) 1024x768 (picture looks "oldfashioned"). - In Win7 it was possible to customize the screen resolution, so I have been looking for a kind like that in Win8, unfortunately without any luck.

    Anyone, who has solved this resolution problem?

    Best regards,

    George, Denmark

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  2. #2

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    From what I have seen the available screen resolutions are dependent on the video driver installed and the monitor being ID'd correctly. Is your Video card shown correctly in device manager? If it lists it as Standard VGA then you'll need to hunt up a driver. If you know what the native resolution of your screen is you could try this. Open the screen resolution page and click the advanced settings. Now go to the monitor tab and remove the checkmark in the box for "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display". Then see if the correct resolution is in the list. Just be careful, if you select the wrong one it could be a pain to undo it. A quick Google indicates it should be a 15.4" WSXGA screen @ (1680 x 1050).
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Screen resolution - Win8
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