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How to change your Windows XP display settings

How to change your Windows XP display settings

1. Right click on your desktop and select Properties

2. Click on the Settings tab


3. In the Screen Resolution section you can adjust the resolution to what your video card and monitor can support.

Note with wide screen monitors you will be able to select non wide screen resolutions so you may need to adjust the settings to get the best resolution for your monitor. Also it is recommended that you install any drivers for your monitor so that the video card can communicate to the monitor properly for the best display settings.

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How do I increase screen resolution in PC mode running Windows XP Pro?


To change your monitor's resolution

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.

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2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.

3. Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor, making text and pictures appear larger. Or drag the Screen resolution slider to the right to increase your monitor's resolution, making text and pictures appear smaller.

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4. Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.

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5. If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, look at your display. If you like the new resolution, click Yes. If you do not like the resolution, click No, and return to step 3 to try a different resolution.

6. Click OK.

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Hope this help.

Mar 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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want to change my resolution of my packard bell notebook from 1024by 600 to 1024 by 768. Operatiing system is windows xp home edition (5.1 build 2600) System Model is DOTS2


1. Right-click the Desktop.
2. Select Properties from the pop-up menu. The Display Properties dialog box will open.
3. In the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab.
4. On the Settings tab, under the Screen Resolution section, move the slider to the right until the 1024 by 768 pixels resolution is displayed below the slider.
5. Click Ok to apply the change & exit the Display Properties dialog box.

Nov 27, 2010 | Packard Bell Easy One II 3136 Notebook

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how to set resolution?


Right click on the desktop - it's right there in 7. In XP it's in Properties / Settings.

Aug 18, 2010 | Acer X193W LCD Monitor

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laptop screne displaying 1/2 orginal size. need to reset pls


Jak, Go to Start->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager-> Display/Monitor. Select the monitor and uninstall it. The Go to Actions and select Scan foe new Hardware. Windows will automatically detect the hardware and install the driver for it. Save it and reboot into full screen windows.

Oct 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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