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default settings???/ xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by log, Oct 21, 2006.

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  1. log

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    hi all can i get info on how 2 change all my setting back to default as i have swapped pcs and the kids 1 has old monitor and i have big lcd and now after me using theres on mine i have changed the setting but now there all 2 big for the old monitor pages 2 big everything 2 big so i thought if i changed windows back 2 default it would fix problem
     
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    Hi,

    You would do this manually by right-clicking on your desktop and clicking on Properties. First try changing the Screen Resolution under the Settings tab. If you have to adjust further, click the Appearance tab and then the Advanced button. Select the Item(s) you want to change.
     
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    done that thanks surely there must be a setting 2 return windows back 2 all default settings
     
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    any1 got any idea please
     
  5. jephree

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    Your monitor settings and or screen resolution have nothing to do with Windows settings per se.

    They are variable via the Display options as pointed out in the above post. These are basically hardware settings.

    There are no Windows default settings in this regard. They relate to your graphics card and drivers which are not contained in Windows itself.

    If the issue is outside the monitor settings could you please describe it in more detail? What do you mean by "swapped PC's" etc. Did you change monitors or did you change computers?

    To set Windows back to initial (default) Windows settings would be basically to reinstall Windows but again this will not affect hardware variables.

    To run large LCD displays it is often necessary to load the latest Graphics drivers for your Graphics card as well as any specific software relating to your monitor.

    If Windows is rejecting the maximum screen resolution then these other drivers are not adequate.
     
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    yeh changed from my monitor lcd back to old analogue ?? i think as i conected there pc up 2 my lcd ect as my pc was getting fixed now i have it back i have given the other pc back and its now using old monitor
     
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    everything now is 2 big from start menu 2 opening pages every thing 2 big
     
  8. techkid

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    Go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer > Manage > Device Manager). Is there any devices there with a yellow exclaimation mark, question mark or a red cross?
     
  9. jephree

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    So what happens when you change the screen resolution?
     
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    it makes the page close up its on 800x600 if i increase it the page becomes very small i dont no it got me stumped
     
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