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Changing Screen Resolution - Without the GUI NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!! Rate Topic: -----

#1 Piperlester  Icon User is offline

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Post icon  Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:04 PM

This is tested in Windows XP. It may work on Windows 2000 and earlier, but there's no guarantees. If you're unsure about editing registry files... DON'T DO IT!

Neither I, nor DIC (and it's founders/members) are responsible for any broken computers caused by YOU editing YOUR settings.

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

Open:
My Computer--->HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG--->System--->CurrentControlSet--->Control--->VIDEO--->(expand all until
you see 'Monitor')

Locate:
Name Type Data

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


Explanation: The data is stored as a hex value. 0x00000400 = 1024(base 10/decimal)
0x00000300 = 768 (base 10/decimal)

To change the default resolution:

1) Alternate-click DefaultSetting.XResolution
2) Click Modify
3) In the window that opens, change the 400 to 320 [which is equal to 800 in base 10]
4) Click ok.

1) Alternate-click DefaultSetting.YResolution
2) Click Modify
3) In the window that opens, change the 300 to 258 [base 10 for 600]
4) Click ok.

Exit Registry Editor and restart your computer.
The default setting should now be 800x600.

Enjoy.

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#2 born2c0de  Icon User is offline

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:04 PM

Great.
I really needed to find a way to change the default resolution.
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#3 ZachR  Icon User is offline

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:37 PM

Thanks man!

This helped a lot, was having some video issues with my laptop, with this i was able to fix the problem.
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