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Screen Resolution

By Katerina Mohammed ·
I have just loaded Windows Xp onto an ex-business computer where all the programmes had been removed prior to me owning it, the problem I am having is that the screen resolution is set to low and can not be changed in Display Settings etc, does any one have any idea hoe to fix this?????

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You need to install the Video Drivers

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Screen Resolution

Windows XP by default doesn't install all of the required drivers unless you have a Slipstreamed Image for that particular Hardware.

After you install Windows you need to install all of the required drivers. Things like Sound, Video tend to be needed before you connect to the Windows Update Servers where particularly Realtech Audio Drivers will no longer work once you install the initial 2 Apps from the Windows Update Servers.

To see what is required open the Control Panel, change the view to Classic View if it's not already that and then double click on Administrative Tools, then when the next window opens double click on Computer Management and finally when the next window opens click on Device Manager. Any Yellow Triangles with a Black mark through it denote required drivers.

if you are not sure what Hardware you actually have you can use the Unknown Device Identifier available free here

Once you know what Hardware you actually have you can then Google XP Drivers for it.


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Or, instead of Googling,

by CharlieSpencer In reply to You need to install the V ...

first try the computer manufacturer's web site. They usually have a link labeled 'Drivers'. Most of them will ask for the model number and then return a list of the drivers for that specific system.

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