Windows 7 resolution is too wide!

June 29, 2011 at 11:38:34
Specs: Windows 7, 2.933 GHz / 512 MB
I just installed Windows 7 enterprise on my widescreen computer, and my screen resolution was very weird. I changed my resolution to the second one, (there is only 2) and then my screen resolution was way too wide! Please help!
TY! -computer eater

There are 2 people and 1 problem. The problem is unsolvable and red. Or is that so? Person 1 is red. Peson 2 can solve the unsolvable. According to color, which one can solve the unsolvable?


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#1
June 29, 2011 at 12:13:07
Check in device manager to see if your video adapter has any yellow caution marks in front of it. It sounds like you need to install the drivers for your video device. You should have a lot more than two choices.

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#2
June 29, 2011 at 17:01:00
After installing Windows 7 you need to immediately install ALL of your drivers. You need to get all of your drivers that are for your system AND for your version of Windows 7 (32bit or 64bit). For a manufacturered system you get them from the system manufacturer's website, for additional components like an upgraded video card you get them from the manufacturer of the component's site, and for a custom machine you get the drivers from each manufacturer's websites (typically Support>Downloads>Drivers and select from the lists).
THEN you will get the correct video options and everything else will work correctly. Do not trust that windows will have the correct drivers unless you have no other choice.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
July 2, 2011 at 16:22:33
It does not have a yellow triangle in front of it in device manager, and I don't know how to get good drivers for the display adapter. It just says Standard VGA display adapter or something like that, and when I click update driver, it says that I have the latest driver installed for it.

My username is newfyworld


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#4
July 2, 2011 at 17:43:46
Read again, get all motherboard drivers from the manufacturer or system manufacturer unless you installed a separate graphics card:

"For a manufacturered system you get them from the system manufacturer's website, for additional components like an upgraded video card you get them from the manufacturer of the component's site, and for a custom machine you get the drivers from each manufacturer's websites (typically Support>Downloads>Drivers and select from the lists)."

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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July 23, 2011 at 14:18:55

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#6
July 23, 2011 at 15:56:19
You should have checked Windows 7 compatibility on the Windows 7 website BEFORE you installed it, It would have told you you would have problems on compatibility ahead of time, usually before you purchased it, certainly before you opened the package when you still might have been able to return it.
IF you find Vista drivers, then try them, they sometimes work, but not always.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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July 23, 2011 at 18:45:06
YAY I FIXED IT I went to manufacturer site, downloaded driver and I installed it in compatibility mode! Now I have 6 res's to pick from AND ITS ALL FIXED WEEE

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