picture resolution on a win 7 vs. xp machine?

Posted on 2012-09-05
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Any idea why this is?  Open a file on xp with windows picture and fax viewer or any other app I have there and compared to win 7 machine and the apps there, the win 7 machine pictures are more pixelated.  the xp views are fuzzy.

any idea where I can tweak that?  Resolution on both is the same
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Scott C earned 1336 total points
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Are the monitors identical?  What about the graphics cards?

Even though the resolution is set to be the same the quality of the graphics cards and monitors can make a huge difference.

Also make sure you have updated video drivers installed.

Try swapping the monitors and see what happens.
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You need to use the same program on both machines to do any comparisons.

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yes, but every one on 1 machine gives the same blurryness when you really zoom in.  and on the other mahcine, all give a pixelated view.  My money is on the same app on both machines showing as the existing apps on both machines / the issue is a win 7 vs. win xp /// video card issue?
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Could be video cards.  How do they compare in specs to each other?  Are the latest drivers intalled?

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