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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by whitewhale, May 16, 2018.

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  1. whitewhale

    whitewhale Thread Starter

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    When I ask google "how do I" questions [regarding screen resolution or appearance or absolutely anything else] I get instruction pages and/or video instructions. None of them make any sense. That is, the step by step instructions don't match what my computer shows me. The buttons are never where the instructions say they are so I cannot make even one adjustment. I detest all platforms after XP and I'd love it to get that look happening again. Here's my info:
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 8081 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (425 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 181D
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Something that might help is to start your search string with something like:

    "windows 10" how do i ...​

    (Of course you'll need to replace those three dots with whatever it is you're trying to find instructions for though).
     
  3. whitewhale

    whitewhale Thread Starter

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    here's the answer:
    To change your screen resolution
    1. Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button. ...
    2. Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.
    #2 instruction does not jive with what I see when I click start. There is no word RESOLUTION on the page. Here is what I see when clicking start button... StartBTNscreenShot.jpg
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    Oops, though you were having a problem trying to get Google to find what you were looking for.
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Those instructions appear to be for Windows 7.

    SpywareDr is correct, if you enter "Windows 10" in your search criteria then you should find the right instructions, such as:

    https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1013049/
     
  6. whitewhale

    whitewhale Thread Starter

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    Friends. First and foremost, no instructions I have seen show me anything that looks like my screen after I click the Windows icon in the bottom left corner. That's my problem. I provided a screenshot of it. Does it look like yours?
     
  7. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    The link I sent you looks a lot like yours and I saw that you did have the gear which is for settings. All you have to do is click on that and then follow the rest of the instructions.

    Not every computer will have exactly the same apps showing but the basic instructions on what to click on are the same.
     
  8. SpywareDr

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    No, it doesn't look exactly like either of the two Windows 10 systems here at the moment.

    What happens if you right-click the Windows Logo (Start Button at the bottom left corner of your TaskBar) and select Search, type in Resolution and select "Change Display Settings"?
     
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