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Display Settings unable to adjust resolution

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All of the sudden a client's computer can no longer adjust the resolution and everything looks stretched.  She recently updated an older computer from Windows 8 to 8.1 but this happened several days after that update (the computer originally came with Vista, which was updated to Win 7 then Win 8.

Your assistance will be greatly appreciated,
Mags
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try updating the display drivers to latest version which is preferably compatible to windows 8 or 8.1.
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it looks like another display driver was installed; so you can try updating, or roll back of that driver
it may also be needed to update other drivers, like chipset, sound, etc...
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Yellow ! on Display driver...trying to remedy now.  System restore to when they were working did not help.
Thanks,
Mags
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system restore won't help if the oS was upgraded...so it looks like the display driver

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Tried a System Restore to 2 day ago when the video was working  Whoo...Hooo!  Old trick of uninstall the drivers and rebooting, voila!!  Back in business!!  Thanks guys!!
Mags

PS  Have an amazing day!!
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i will - and tx for feedback
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glad for it worked out, and thanks for feed back.
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