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rsmith0801 rsmith0801 is offline
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Default Screen resolution? Someone please explain? - 02-11-2010, 04:59 PM

I have the Dell mini 10 with the latest drivers & half of the programs I want to install or run tell me the sreen resolution is to low 1024 X 600 (recommended) but the programs are asking for 1024 X 768. My resolution will not go any higher than 1024 X 600. What do I do. I can't get the program to run. I am trying to run the speech recognition tutorial for setup to dictate notes but it keeps telling me to reset the resolution. Why is the screen resolution such an issue with these computers? Is it just the windows 7 starter issue? If I upgrade to Windows 7 home premium will it still be an issue? What if I drop down to Vista? I think this whole Windows 7 starter is BS. Sorry, I had to vent. Someone please help or explain what my options are. Thanks.
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Default 02-11-2010, 05:38 PM

It is not a Windows version issue. There are many applications that require a minimum screen resolution as they have designed their user interface to require a certain number of pixels horizontally and vertically.

What you need is a video driver that will allow you to set a resolution different from what the panel natively supports. I'm away from my W7 system so I can't suggest specifics. It may be possible if you check the box "show all resolutions" or something like that in the display properties. You will see a distorted or smaller image on the screen, but it may be usable.

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Default 02-17-2010, 07:55 PM

Look for a post I made titles "I love my 10v buut" Someone(I forget who and apologize) posted a link to a driver that will allow you to change your resolution to what you need.
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Default 02-17-2010, 08:38 PM

You could always temporarily use an external monitor and set that to be primary. That should give you the resolution you need, at least for installation.

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Default 02-17-2010, 11:29 PM

The native resolution for my 1010 is 1028X576; but the XP driver allows me to set the resolution to 640X480; 800X600; 1028X576 and 1028X768. It is very usable in all four resolutions. I am sure the same thing is possible with Win 7; but as I do not own it I cannot tell you how to enable it.

I am sure some good Win 7 owner will chip in with the information you need to solve your problem. None of the LInux's I use allow anything but 1028X576. fdalbor

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