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I have a Compaq Evo N600c laptop. This document says the max resolution of my monitor is higher than the 1024x768 it currently is set at.

http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-compaq-evo-n600c/1707-3121_7-7345332.html

I am running Windows 7 32-bit. If I right-click on my desktop and go to screen resolution, it will let my go higher than 1024x768. If I try a higher resolution, it keeps my screen the same size, but gives me a larger "virtual desktop". I believe it is Windows not knowing that my monitor goes higher than 1024x768.

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According to the manufacturer's website you can have

14.1-inch color TFT SXGA+ with 1400 x 1050 resolution (up to 16.7M colors internal)

or

14.1-inch color TFT XGA with 1024 x 768 resolution (up to 16.7M colors internal)

Perhaps you have the version that will only support 1024 x 768.

The other option is to make sure you have the correct video driver installed.

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