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Startup screen on my laptop is too small!

When I run older games on my laptop, they appear in a little box with black borders around it. I have a dell inspiron 8000 laptop which originally had window ME on it, but now has XP. I have looked in the BIOS, and in the control panel, but there doesn't seem to be a video expansion option anywhere. I have read that fn+F8 activates the expansion,(F8 says ''CRT/LCD'' and f7 says ''Font'') but that doesn't work when I start the games. do I need to hit that during startup? I can vaguely remember that when windows ME started screwing up, it said something on startup about turning down the resolution because of limited resources. this I remember had something to do with the option screen where you can choose to run windows in safe mode. but then when I wiped my hard drive and installed XP, it continued to do this. the startup screen is all tiny, and any lower resolution games are all tiny!

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Hello,

You may need to lower the resolution to play those old games.

1.Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Properties.
2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
3.Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor
4.Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.
5.Click OK.

Run your game, keep change until it is good

Posted on May 11, 2010

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Just press Fn+F7 keys!

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