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Settings too low

Connected this new monitor and it worked fine (without sound at that point). After installed driver from CD it set display at very low and all troubleshooters said to go into display monitors, advanced settings and properties to change default monitor - but can't click properties and can't find name of this monitor to set etc or software to uninstall! Can anyone help? (Yes, it's probably something stupid but driving me mad because causing other problems too now)

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Right-click on your desktop. You are not going to look for a "monitor" but you're going to be looking for "display properties."
So, after you right click on the desktop, click on the properties and it should show you the resolution in the lower left of the window (assuming you're using XP) Vista and Windows 7 use "personalize"\."
Anyway, assuming the correct video drivers are installed, you can change the resolution within those menu items.

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