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Solved: How should I adjust the Screen Resolution for a 25 inch Monitor for Vista?

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  1. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    We just bought a new HP 25-inch wifde LCD Monitor (HP 2511 Series Wide LCD). We are running it on Vista Home Edition on a Desktop Dell machine.

    Although overall the resolution looks pretty good and clear, things are somewhat slightly distorted (stretched out) like images etc.

    Is there anything I can do to correct this? currently the resolution is set to 32bit/1400x1050 refresh rate is 60. I Loaded the correct driver that came with it for Vista.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    Hello Dano2,

    Click Start.

    Click Control Panel.

    Click "Appearance and Personalization".

    Click "Personalization", and then click "Display Settings".

    Under Resolution, move the slider to the highest resolution, and then click Apply.

    This resolution will be the default for the monitor and will give you the best viewing experience.

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    As a side note, if you're switching from a non-widescreen monitor, things are going to look stretched out for a while -- it takes some getting used to.

    If you think that there is a large abnormality with the resolution, upload a screenshot and we can take a look at it.

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    To take a screenshot,

    1- Hit the Printscreen key on your keyboard. This will copy your entire screen to the clipboard. Hitting ALT + Printscreen will only copy the active window.

    2- Open Paint (click Start > Run > type mspaint and click OK)

    3- Select Edit.

    4- Click on Paste.

    5- Select File.

    6- Click on Save As...

    7- Save your screenshot as a JPEG file.

    8- Attach the screenshot to your next post.

    How to Attach a File on TSG
     
  3. Triple6

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    According to the HP specs, the native resolution for that monitor is 1920x1080, that should give you the best and clearest image.
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    If you're unable to set the resolution to 1920 X 1080, advise us what the model name and model number is of your Dell desktop.

    Go to Control Panel - Device Manager, then click the + in Display Adapters. What's the exact description of the device listed there?

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  5. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Works perfect now... thanks you guys..:)
     
  6. TheShooter93

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    Glad to hear things are working for you. (y)
     
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