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Feb
16
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
All I know is that Windows Update offered me an optional update that said it was specifically for that driver. Unfortunately I don't know what the version was before the update, nor did I check to see if the update installed successfully.
Feb
16
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
I agree, nice comprehensive answer - this is totally worth the +50 you're getting. And for the record, the driver I had was not the one originally bundled with Windows 7 but one that I received through Windows Update.
Feb
15
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I'm asked to approve about 4 different apps when I log in. The utility I spoke of is called GfxUI.exe and it's located in Windows\System32. The resolution seems to be holding. TotalDTDCount is still 0. Monitor Asset Manager is now erroring out when I start it so I'm unable to rerun those tests.
Feb
14
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 you've actually solved my problem. Please leave an answer so I don't have to waste the bonus.
Feb
13
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I tried the Intel utility that was installed with the driver and it let me create a 1280x1024 profile. Once I unchecked the "Hide modes" checkbox I was allowed to choose it, and it's working! Let's see if it will hold this time.
Feb
13
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 the driver version reported in driver properties is 8.15.10.2869. Regedit shows 5 DTD entries but TotalDTDCount is 0. Results from Monitor Asset Manager are at pastebin.com/XZMtc7ti pastebin.com/ih89yB4V and pastebin.com/qEatJDNZ.
Feb
12
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 I got the latest from the Intel site, no help.
Feb
12
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
@and31415 the adapter is built into the motherboard. There are 4 hardware IDs listed in device manager: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_3036103C&REV_03 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&SUBSYS_3036103C PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&CC_030000 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E12&CC_0300. The driver version is 8.15.10.1749 and it's Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.
Feb
10
comment Getting proper resolution with Windows 7 and older monitor
Powerstrip isn't free, it's $30 shareware. But it did point out to me the way to get 1024x768 working, by setting the refresh rate to 60hz, so it was helpful for that. Still couldn't get me to 1280x1024 so I uninstalled it. As for the aspect ratio difference I suspect that the resizing logic in the monitor simply makes the pixels non-square at the lower resolutions since it has to rescale them anyway. The difference isn't enough to be noticeable.
Aug
2
comment Why do messages in processors need to be sinusoidal?
I think what you're asking is why processors use an internal clock, and the answer is it's not a requirement - see stackoverflow.com/questions/530180/…
Jul
25
comment How do I direct inbound network traffic to a specific internal IP based on the requested hostname? (Win 2012)
@ShaneC, that's exactly the problem. Outside the network everybody needs to get the same IP address, the external one. The protocol doesn't allow you to return two IP addresses, only one. You then have to rely on other information, namely the port number, to get it to the proper machine.
Jun
7
comment Scale desktop 4:3 to 16:9
Since this question has nothing to do with programming, it really doesn't belong here. The best answer I can give you is that the reaction of your monitor to a change in resolution is completely up to the monitor itself, and your description is how most (all?) of them work. Not much you can do about it.
May
8
comment How to run a file as executable with a different extension?
Do you have any examples? I just started Task Manager and I couldn't see anything but .exe files listed.
Feb
14
comment How do I escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?
Files don't just corrupt themselves. You should get a new HD and start over. You can move the old one and use it as a second drive if there is important information you want to pull from it.
Jan
24
comment Accessing an application running in VirtualBox through Windows?
You don't mention any programming in the question, and the answer isn't likely to involve programming either.
Jan
8
comment Python 3.3, Issues with PATH
Try echo %PATH% to make sure it's really there.
Aug
15
comment What is the maximum resolution that a Thunderbolt monitor can display?
There's no need for a video signal to include an alpha channel, so wouldn't it be 24 bits per pixel? That would make it 13.8 Mpixel.
Jun
26
comment How does Windows 7 generate thumbnails of files?
It's likely that Office embeds a thumbnail in the file as it creates it, and all Windows needs to do is extract it.
Jun
20
comment Run a .bat file upon logoff, windows XP, no domain controller
Remember that logging off is not the only way to leave a session, you can do a shutdown or simply lose power.
Jun
15
comment Does multi-platter hard-drive use all of their heads to read simultaneously?
Interesting quote, where's it from?