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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows10
       #1

    Screen resolution


    Sorry if this has been asked and answered before (if it has can anyone direct me to the solution)
    Right then, I took advantage to "upgrade" from W7 to W10, everything went well except that the screen displays at a wider angle than it should i.e. my photo on my desktop background is stretched oblong as is all my desktop icons. A better example is...when I open my Memory Map software the Grid squares are now Grid oblongs. I asked in my local PC store and was advised to right click on the desktop background and select "personalise" which I did but no amount of changes brought about a solution to my problem..... so here I am guys, is there anyone with a solution....?
    Cheers Joe Lyman
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  2. Posts : 4,439
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #2

    At a guess, Windows is using the Microsoft Basic drivers for your display adapter (= graphics device).

    If you can install the drivers particular to your graphics card, that should fix the problem.

    As you have provided no significant System Specs, it's not possible to point you to the proper drivers.
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  3. Posts : 1,079
    10 + Linux
       #3

    What type of Graphics card do you have? Nvdia, Intel, AMD...? What was the resolution under Sev7n?
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 14 Aug 2015 at 11:59.
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    MikeMecanic said:
    What type of Graphics card do you have? Nvdia, Intel, Assus...? What was the resolution under Sev7n?
    Thanks to you & Bobkin but I don't have any of this type of info and not sure where I can retreive it..
    Sorry again Joe
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  5. Posts : 1,079
    10 + Linux
       #5

    Right click on the desktop, you should have something similar to mine (Graphics Properties or Display Settings): See attachment.
    Or
    Search Windows/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Display/Change Display Settings// and/or//Adjust Resolution
    Or the best place to go:
    Search Windows (Cortana)/Display/Advanced Display Settings/Display Adapter Properties:
    See screenshot

    Show us Adapter Properties if you can. Otherwise tell us what type of Graphic card that you have?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screen resolution-screenshot-1-.png  
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  6. Posts : 4,439
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #6

    Joelyman said:
    Thanks to you & Bobkin but I don't have any of this type of info and not sure where I can retreive it..
    Sorry again Joe
    If you can supply the make and model of the PC, that may be sufficient.

    It's also be interesting if you went into Device Manager and saw what display adapter appears.

    An old-fashioned way to do that:

    Hold down the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt on the keyboard). Press the Pause/Break function key. That'll bring up the System control panel.

    In the upper left of the System control panel window, click on Device Manager. That will open that Control Panel.

    A few entries down, click on Display Adapters.

    If it show the Microsoft Basic adapter, you need to update the drivers.

    This is slightly more complex: to find the hardware, double click on the adapter shown. In the windows that pops up, click on the Details tab. Under Property, choose Device IDs. I think you'll get a valid ID even if you don't have proper drivers installed.

    For example: if I web search on the shortest ID number displayed (PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD8&CC_0300 on my work PC), it is correctly identified as an nVidia Quadro 2000.
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  7. Posts : 15
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    MikeMecanic said:
    Right click on the desktop, you should have something similar to mine (Graphics Properties or Display Settings): See attachment.
    Or
    Search Windows/Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Display/Change Display Settings// and/or//Adjust Resolution
    Or the best place to go:
    Search Windows (Cortana)/Display/Advanced Display Settings/Display Adapter Properties:
    See screenshot

    Show us Adapter Properties if you can. Otherwise tell us what type of Graphic card that you have?

    I really appreciate the trouble you're going to but how can I send a picture like the one you sent of your PC screen
    Sorry I'm not that up on things ... Joe
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  8. Posts : 15
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    bobkn said:
    If you can supply the make and model of the PC, that may be sufficient.

    It's also be interesting if you went into Device Manager and saw what display adapter appears.

    An old-fashioned way to do that:

    Hold down the Windows key (between Ctrl and Alt on the keyboard). Press the Pause/Break function key. That'll bring up the System control panel.

    In the upper left of the System control panel window, click on Device Manager. That will open that Control Panel.

    A few entries down, click on Display Adapters.

    If it show the Microsoft Basic adapter, you need to update the drivers.

    This is slightly more complex: to find the hardware, double click on the adapter shown. In the windows that pops up, click on the Details tab. Under Property, choose Device IDs. I think you'll get a valid ID even if you don't have proper drivers installed.

    For example: if I web search on the shortest ID number displayed (PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0DD8&CC_0300 on my work PC), it is correctly identified as an nVidia Quadro 2000.
    I followed your info as far as "click on Device Manager" and opened Control Panel but there wasn't an entry titled Display Adapters down the list...............

    By the way I hope I'm not messing you both about by trying both of your suggestions.
    Cheers Joe
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  9. Posts : 1,079
    10 + Linux
       #9

    You must do a screenshot first and it will be save automatically in the picture folder. It will be label screenshot(1). Press at the same time the windows flag key and the print screen key. That's it!
    Then in the forum reply window (lower right), click on Go Advanced. Then click on Manage Attachment. Then click on (upper right) Add File and then click on Choose file It should open the Picture folder. Click one time on the screenshot(1) image and click on Open. Finally, click on Upload to save it on the forum.

    Take care,
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  10. Posts : 15
    Windows10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    MikeMecanic said:
    You must do a screenshot first and it will be save automatically in the picture folder. It will be label screenshot(1). Press at the same time the windows flag key and the print screen key. That's it!
    Then in the forum reply window (lower right), click on Go Advanced. Then click on Manage Attachment. Then click on (upper right) Add File and then click on Choose file It should open the Picture folder. Click one time on the screenshot(1) image and click on Open. Finally, click on Upload to save it on the forum.

    Take care,

    Here you are Mike.. hope you can make something of it..
    Cheers Joe
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Screen resolution-screenshot-1-.png  
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