Cannot change the rsolution on my 2nd monitor...

Joseph Demis 11 Reputation points

The driver is up to date, and both monitors have been properly identified. I can change the resolution on monitor two, and it's set to the recommended resolution of 1680x1050. However, when I choose monitor one, and scroll down to change the display resolution, it's greyed-out and stuck at 800x600. I made display number two my main display, then extended the displays. This did not work. When I duplicate the displays, it applies the 800x600 screen resolution from monitor number one across both monitors, instead of duplicating the resolution of monitor number two across both monitors. I also tried to make monitor number one my main display, then go back and duplicate the displays that way, which also did not work. I know this should be an easy fix, but I need help. Can you help me, please?

Windows 10
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  1. Eleven Yu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 10,646 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Please check if you can change the resolution by below steps.

    1. Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings
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    2. Choose monitor 2 > Display adapter properties for Display 2
    3. List All Modes > check if you can select the resolution and display mode.

    If it does not work for you, please kindly share screenshots of your display settings.



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  2. Hicham 1 Reputation point


    This is long overdue but I think it would be useful for anyone else facing the same issue.

    Uninstall the Desplay Adapter in question then re-install it, it should resolve the problem.


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  3. Tyron Tanti 0 Reputation points

    i am having same issue, however uninstall and re-install did not fix. any other suggestions?

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  4. HB 0 Reputation points

    Hello. I am having the exact same issue. I did all the steps mentioned in previous comments and did not work.

    I only get one mode display (please see photo).


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