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Recently I downloaded I think something from nVidia, so I could play Battlefield 4 Beta. Suddenly it changed up my screen, and now the highest resolution I can pick is only 1280 x 1024.

Before this, I had 1920 x 1080. I don't know what to do, and I can't set the resolution any higher.

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    I would remove the current drivers then reinstall them or simply roll them back. Likewise specific information on your hardware is required. – Ramhound Oct 2 '13 at 18:43
  • Make sure your monitor matches what the OS thinks it is as well. – willus Oct 2 '13 at 18:56
  • I think I know of a registry workaround to change the screen resolution to a custom value. Are you comfortable with tinkering with the registry? – gparyani Oct 2 '13 at 19:32
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    @gparyani Given this is an obvious driver issue, why would he want to workaround the easy solution of installing the correct driver? – Moses Oct 2 '13 at 19:39
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Per Ramhound's comment, assuming Windows 7: Control Panel > System > (at top left) Device Manager. Expand "Display Adapters" by clicking the + next to it. Selet the nVidia by clicking on it once. Right-click and choose Properties. Go to the Driver tab. Cick on "Rollback Driver". That should revert you to the last one you had before you did the download.

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It is also possible that you installed a driver that isn't matched to your video card. In that case, you may be getting a default display driver. You'd know that by going to the same location, and if you didn't see the nVidia display adapter listed, then you may be on a generic driver. In that case, you can go to your system mfr's site and download the display driver for your system, or you might have a support CD/DVD that came with the system and included the drivers. Many systems have all the drivers right on the C: drive; i.e. Dell usually puts theirs under C:\DELL.

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