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Changed drive from one system to another - need to resize image on screen

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Started ‎03-03-2011 by
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I took the hard drive from a T42 with a 14 inch screen and put it in a T42 with a 15" screen.  Now I have a 14 inch desktop on my 15 inch screen!  How do I resize the desktop to actually fit my 15 inch screen?  I can't seem to find any way to do it.  If it was a separate monitor it would be easy but since this is a laptop it's not quite so simple.  


Since this is now running on a different system, be sure to update the video drivers to those appropriate to the new system since it is possible that it has a different graphic chip.


Try changing the resolution:



  • Right click on a blank area of the desktop
  • Select properties
  • Select settings
  • Adjust the slider to change resolution to the setting that fills the screen and select OK


display settings.png


For more information, check out this page on changing resolution under windows.