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Win XP -- DPI settings not able change

By danevelew ·
Under the Display Properties > Settings tab >Advanced Tab,DPI Settings was unable to change after I hit apply, it give me an error message : "Window setup has not changed the requested settings. You do not have the required administrative rights to install or uninstall new files or drivers". Any ppl can help or advice. Thank you.

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Administrative Privelages

by Matmak In reply to Win XP -- DPI settings no ...

You need to check that your user account has administraive privelages i.e. that your in the Local Administrators group. (I'm assuming this based on your "you do not have...." message) If not you need to be added to this group. When you built the PC it should have prompted you for an administrator password, lets hope you remembered it. when prompted at the logon screen press ctrl + alt + delete Twice you should then be prompted with the standard logon dialog box. Change the username to Administrator and login with the password selected at build time, then click start,settings,control panel and User accounts, you will then see your user account, clicki the Advanced tab at the top and then advanced button midway down the dialog box, at this stage the Microsoft Management console will be displayed with two folders users and groups, double click users then right click on your user name then select properties, member of and check what group membership you have the likleyhood is users, clik the add button and Type in Administrators then click OK button, shutdown and restart then login as normal you should now find that you have required rights under your own account.
If this is a machine at your work then forget it, you'll not have the administrative password for your machine, and the likliehood is group policy will prevent you from changing absolutely anything on the desktop. or at least it would If I was your administrator.

Hope this helps.

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Found a solution????

by cwilliams In reply to Win XP -- DPI settings no ...

I have the same issue, Have you found a solution...I get this error even when logging in as administrator
Any assistance would be great!
Thank you

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