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I have a dell studio 1555 laptop with a GPU inside. The details are below;

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I can play games in widescreen in Vista, but not in 7. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. I have the latest Catalyst Control Center. Instead of widescreen, the games are running in a classic style, say like 1024x768 ratio. I have a screen resolution of 1366x768. I have no problem with HD videos and anything else.

The expected result is this;

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And what I get is this;

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How can I fix this?

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why -1?? i have a genuine question.. – blasteralfred Ψ Jul 7 '12 at 9:03
    
Which "Need for Speed" game are you trying to play and under which resolution? Also did that game worked at Vista with the resolution you are trying? – Mavromatis Lozay Jul 7 '12 at 9:03
    
i play nfs underground.. – blasteralfred Ψ Jul 7 '12 at 9:05
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As far as I know Need For Speed Underground don't have widescreen support. There is a patch for it here.

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i got it, but the same happens for all other games including NFS most anted – blasteralfred Ψ Jul 7 '12 at 9:27
    
"Need for Speed: Most Wanted" doesn't support widescreen either, a quick search at the Wide Screen Gaming Forum, the site I linked earlier, will show you that there is a patch for it too. – Mavromatis Lozay Jul 7 '12 at 9:39

You will, most likely, have to change the aspect ratio inside each game's video settings to 16:9, which is what I understand your screen supports, and then you will be able to set the resolution to a widescreen resolution like 1366 x 768.

Note: If you don't have any problems with video playback, then most likely your video adapter driver already supports 16 : 9 aspect ratio, you just have to enable it in the software you want to use it with.

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