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Adjusting the screen resolution

After rebooting my computer the screen resolution is very low. How do I adjust the screen resolution on a dell demension using windows xp professional

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  • spztyraelc Feb 05, 2009

    M friend also has this problem but when he tries to change the res in properties it wont allow him. Now he just reinstalled windows (completley rebooted the comp, cause of viruses). When he robboted and got on in the first time in months his res is stuck at 640 and cannot be changed any ideas?

    p.s. would updating windows be of any help?



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Right click the desktop > Properties > Settings Tab, you can change the resolution in there.

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