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hi,
   im trying to use the lcd stretch option on my laptop.ie. so lower resoultions are stretched so that theres no black area at the sides, but theres no option in bios. ive upgraded the intel graphics driver which states in its release notes, that the option is fixed. but i dont have the option in bios. do i need to upgrade the bios? or does this laptop simply not provide the lcd stretch option.
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I take it that this is an older laptop...what you might want to try to do, and I'm not sure that this will work, is to update the BIOS of your laptop, maybe that feature was added in later.  This issue comes up because LCD screens have a native resolution that they work best in, not like CRT monitors.  An SVGA screen normally has a native resolution of 800x600, XGA at 1024x768, SXGA+ 1400x1050, and UXGA at 1600x1200.  Scaling is an optional feature for a laptop, and some just don't have it.  
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And don't flash your BIOS unless you positively KNOW there's a fix for your problem in the new version. A dead laptop is a pretty expensive paperweight.
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If the Intel drivers fixed this, then the adjustment is in Windows, not the BIOS.

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