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I turned on "Compress drive to save disk space" in the Properties window for my C: drive since my hard drive is running out of space. After that utility ran, the resolution on my monitor was changed to 800 X 600 and I can not make it any higher (it won't allow me to slide the screen resolution arrow to the right at all)

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warning.png You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

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