Windows 10: Set resolution default?

  1.    14 Feb 2017 #1

    Set resolution default?

    Is there any way to set the default display resolution in Windows 10? I'm not referring to setting it for the graphics card, but for Windows. When I install a new NVIDIA driver and select a clean install, my screen resolution drops temporarily when the old driver is uninstalled. It's OK again once the new driver is installed, but my desktop icons are out of place. 2 other PCs both retain their resolution settings when the NVIDIA driver is uninstalled, but my main PC doesn't. However, it did on the same 4K monitor with my previous graphics card. When Windows doesn't "see" what the default setting should be and maintain it even without the graphics card driver, is there any way of telling it? Maybe somewhere in the Registry?
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  2.    15 Feb 2017 #2

    Are you using geforce experience to update your drivers? , using that my PC keeps the resolution settings and it un-installs the older drivers itself before installing the new ones.
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  3.    15 Feb 2017 #3

    Never tried Geforce Experience. Everything has been working as it should until I replaced a GTX-750Ti graphics card with a GTX-1050.
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       15 Feb 2017 #4

    I got a new ASUS computer in Dec. that came with an nVidia GeForce GT710 add-in card. The Default resolution was at 1920 x 1080 (Recommended) but I reset it to 1440 x 900 because I have 4 computers [Win10RTM, Win10IP, Linux Mint 17.3 and Win7] attached through a KVM to an HP L2105m monitor, all using the same setting, works good for my eyes. It's my experience that any change of the display adapter in my computers can cause the issues you see, have always considered it just the way it is. Once a new card is set up with the drivers it came with there's usually no issues.
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