Changing your resolution to 1024 x 768

These instructions are only intended for Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional

It is strongly recommended you create a System Restore Point before you start this procedure.

If you do not know how to get the icons or the resolution back to what they were previously, or you are not sure of any of this procedure, DO NOT attempt it, and get advice.

Be Aware - If you change resolution, your desktop icons may be re-arranged.

The first thing to do is to get back to your desktop. "Right click" on an empty part of the desktop, and you should get an option box like in the picture below :-


"Left click" on "Properties" and you should get an option box like this appear :-


Left click on tab "Settings" and you will then reach a screen like this :-

The slider will be displaying the resolution that you are currently in, which in this case shows 800 x 600 pixels

With the mouse pointer over the slider, left click on the slider and hold left button down, and at the same time, drag the slider as shown to 1024 x 768 pixels resolution :-

Click on "Apply" then "OK" and your screen display will then be in 1024 x 768 pixels resolution.

You may be advised that your resolution has changed, and be given the option to keep or discard the changes.

If your screen goes blank and no picture appears after you click on O.K., don't panic. Do not touch the keyboard or mouse for around 10 to 15 seconds and the display will automatically revert back to your previous settings.

Caution - Some Monitors can be damaged if you try to display a resolution which they are not capable of displaying. If you are not sure -- Get Advice.

Be Aware, if you change resolution, your desktop icons may be re-arranged.

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