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    Widescreen Monitor Not Detected In Windows 7

    For some reason, Windows 7 can't see that I've got a widescreen monitor (Acer AL2216W) and only gives me 4:3 screen resolutions. Any suggestions?

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    @NickJones:

    Update drivers?

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    Graphics drivers.

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    It could be a driver question as it is just using the "Generic PnP Monitor" drivers, but so is my Vista PC which can see it as widescreen. Also, I couldn't readily see how to update the drivers in Win7 (possibly being blind, though)

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    The available resolutions are reported to Windows by the graphics card drivers (which ask the monitor first, if you're lucky).

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    @NickJones:

    Windows 7 still has quite a few driver issues at the moment (usual third party hardware companies playing catchup again).

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    Yeah, I'm thinking it is my graphics card drivers - I've added the drivers for the monitor, but it still only offers 4:3 resolutions. I tried updating the graphics card (onboard Intel) drivers, however there is nothing newer than XP available.

    Annoying really, as I am tempted to put Win7 on my main PC since the apps I use all work on it (even SIMS!), so the only sticking point is getting the right screen size. I don't really fancy putting it on my main PC only to find that one doesn't work either, and then have to re-image it again.

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    what it do if you use something like qres to force it to tbe correct resolution?

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    Tried that, sted - it tells me the resolution is not supported.

    The adapter is definitely capable of serving up my preferred resolution, as it does it in XP.

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    Hmm what model is your inteli gcard?
    No vista drivers? If not then I am pretty sure its because intel were going to drop support for old cards in vista/7 because there were going to be lots of issues I *think*

    EDIT: What actual driver are you using XP ones or build in ones that came with 7? what is it listed as?

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    The board is an Intel 865G. The XP drivers don't install under 7, so I'm using whatever came in 7.

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