Are found in two places.
On the desktop, right click anywhere (except on an icon), and click Properties. Click the Settings tab. Move the slider to the resolution you want.
Or you can go to the same place and click the Advanced button. Under the Adapter and the Monitor tabs are more options.
XP can also run games in "Compatability" mode. From Windows Help:
Getting older programs to run on Windows XPMost programs run properly on Windows XP. The exceptions are some older games and other programs that were written specifically for an earlier version of Windows. To run your program on Windows XP, try the following:
Run the Program Compatibility Wizard. As an alternative, you can set the compatibility properties manually.
Update your program, drivers, or hardware.
These options are covered in detail below.
The Program Compatibility Wizard
This wizard prompts you to test your program in different modes (environments) and with various settings. For example, if the program was originally designed to run on Windows 95, set the compatibility mode to Windows 95 and try running your program again. If successful, the program will start in that mode each time. The wizard also allows you to try different settings, such as switching the display to 256 colors and the screen resolution to 640 x 480 pixels.
If compatibility problems prevent you from installing a program on Windows XP, run the Program Compatibility Wizard on the setup file for the program. The file might be called Setup.exe or something similar, and is probably located on the Installation disc for the program.
To run the Program Compatibility Wizard
Start the Program Compatibility Wizard.
Follow the instructions in the wizard.
To start the Program Compatibility Wizard, click Start, click Help and Support, click Find compatible hardware and software for Windows XP, and then, under See Also in the navigation pane, click Program Compatibility Wizard.
Set the compatibility properties manually
As an alternative to running the Program Compatibility Wizard, you can set the compatibility properties for a program manually. The settings are the same as the options in the Program Compatibility Wizard.
To set the compatibility properties for a program manually
Right-click the program icon on your desktop or the shortcut on the Start menu for the program you want to run, and then click Properties.
Click the Compatibility tab, and change the compatibility settings for your program.
The Compatibility tab is only available for programs installed on your hard drive. Although you can run the Program Compatibility Wizard on programs or setup files on a CD-ROM or floppy disk, your changes will not remain in effect after you close the program.
For more information about an option on the Compatibility tab, right-click the option and then click What's This.
Update your program or drivers
If your program does not run correctly after testing it with the Program Compatibility Wizard, check the Web for updates or other fixes, as follows:
Check the Web site of the program's manufacturer to see if an update is available.
Check Windows Update to see if a fix is available for the program. Click Home on the menu bar of Help and Support Center, then click Windows Update in the right pane.
If the program is a game that uses DirectX, ensure that you are using the latest version of DirectX. In addition, check the Web site of the manufacturer of your video card or sound card to see if newer drivers are available for either of them.
Hi everyone! I use an older machine with XP Home installed, and I'm hoping someone can game me a hand with a minor monitor problem.
Most of the games I play on my PC are old classics. They can run at odd resolutions; Pac-Man, for example, is 224 by 288. Someone using my comp had the bright idea of trying to get this vertically-oriented game to fill out the screen and fiddled with pretty much every setting on the monitor while the game was running.
I can eyeball it back to something resembling the original settings, but it would be best if I could just reset the monitor. Unfortunately, the "recall" function on it simply doesn't work with the game on. I can use recall outside of games, but no changes I make at my normal desktop resolution of 1024 by 768 carry over to other resolutions.
I've tried system restore, selective restore, and reinstalling the program, with no results. The monitor is plug-and-play, so there doesn't seem to be a driver I can reinstall.
I guess this has showed me how ignorant I am about how monitors settings are stored. I don't even know if they're stored on the computer or if the monitor has its own memory. Can anyone help me?