How come I cannot get my laptop to use up the entire monitor screen?

by on September 30, 2011

Q: I’m currently having problems with screen resolution. I just bought a laptop and it comes with a HDMI out slot, which i then plug into my Monitor that i use for xbox. I’m using Win7 and when i go on the screen resolution section and change it so that i can view the screen on the monitor, the largest setting it give me don’t fit the resolution of my screen? and was wondering how i can over come this?


One Response to “How come I cannot get my laptop to use up the entire monitor screen?”
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    1. Make sure Windows is fully up-to-date
    2. Try going into device manager, find the external monitor (might just have a generic name) Right click and go into properties. You should have some options for performing a driver update. Windows should be able to detect the the monitor and configure it correctly.