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It sounds like you are playing an old game that cannot be run in the highest resolution your system could run in, therefore the game adjusts the screen resolution. To revert to your highest setting right click a blank area of the desktop, click personalize --- display settings -- and drag the resolution slider to the far right, as far as it can go. Of course when you start the game windows alert you that it is changing the resolution, you may click no to the change, but your game would be blurred. its one or the other. Choose!

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So your brother has laptop, and you can't change the screen resolution, I will take a guess that most likely the screen resolution right now is 800x600 or 640x480 which most games won't work with. The most likely culprit why you are not able to adjust the video resolution is that he hasn't installed the video driver of the laptop yet. You should install the video card driver for your laptop in other for you to change the resolution of your desktop. I suggest that you download the latest video driver from the computer manufacturer's website.

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First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.

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The areas worth noting are:

Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor, but the standard options are 800x600, 1024x768 and 1152x864.

Normally the default (in XP) is set to 800x600 which means the display will be 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.

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