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Increasing resolution higher than 800x600

I bought this VA721 almost a year ago. I then bought and paid for a Pogo Buddy Bowler and is currently downloaded on Windows 9.0VR. In order to
make this download complete, I need change my resolution higher than 800x600. I know I can do this as a screen pop-up says I could but, It does not stay up for about 2 seconds and disapears, then by checking the menu on the monitor, it is still the same. 800x600 anything you can advise me of will be helpful. Thank You, Stan

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    cant get resolution to go lower.



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The screen res is adjusted through windows not through the monitor.the pop up you speak of is only informing you the current screen res as set up through windows.

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First try updating to the newest video card drivers possible.
You can try going to the drivers tab in display adapters in device manager and click update drivers.
Failing this, if your system is more than a few years old you will probably have to update to a more current video card to get the resolution that you need.
The native resolution for your screen is 1280x1024.

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