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Old 26-05-2009
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Change Screen Resolution through Registry
  

I have seen that many things happen Through registry editor. So a thought came in mind that can i change the resolution through registry editor..????

Is it possible to do such thing??? If Yes how is it possible????

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Re: Change Screen Resolution through Registry

Go to the registry editor & find the following :
HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG -> System -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> Video.

There would be a random string of characters that should be the model of video card in your system represents. On what there is to "click, 0000".

You can then change the values for DefaultSettings.XResolution and DefaultSettings.YResolution.


Change it to :

BitsPerPel=32
Xresolution=1024
YResolution=768
Vrefresh=70
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Old 26-05-2009
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Re: Change Screen Resolution through Registry

Here can be more than one position. Havoc with the registration could result in system instability. What are you wanting to do?

There may be other ways. Windows HELP says changes to screen resolution affect all users working with the computer.
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Old 26-05-2009
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Re: Change Screen Resolution through Registry

This is addressed in Windows XP, but there 's no guarantee. If you 're unsure about editing registration records. DON 'T DO! Neither one nor the other I responsible for all computers broken caused by you edit your settings.

Start---->Run--->regedit

Go to position : HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG--->System--->CurrentControlSet--->Control--->VIDEO--->


Locate :
DefaultSetting.XResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000400 (1024)
DefaultSetting.YResolution REG_DWORD 0x00000300 (768)


To change the default resolution:
  • Alternate-click DefaultSetting.XResolution >>> Click Modify >>> In the window that opens, change the 400 to 320 >>>> Click ok.
  • Alternate-click DefaultSetting.YResolution >>> Click Modify >>> In the window that opens, change the 300 to 258 [base 10 for 600] >>> Click ok.
  • Exit Registry Editor and restart your computer. The default setting should now be 800x600.
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Re: Change Screen Resolution through Registry

ok my mian monitor went out so now im using a smaller one but my video card keeps saying wrong resolution how do i fix this so that i can use my video card again currently i have to use on board graphics and omg i cant do anything
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