BootCamp screen resolution

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Vocoder, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Vocoder macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013

    First post here, long time lurker:)

    I have a late MBP with bootcamp (Win 7 64 bit) thats running close to perfect. My problem is that I cant set the resolution any higher than 1280 x 800, as opposed to OSX where im able to get 1440 x 900 as a maximum. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

  2. Lachlan9383 macrumors newbie


    May 29, 2010
    Sometimes when you plug into an external display like a tv over hdmi the systems saves the resolution. I had this problem a few months back.

    Follow these instructions for a quick fix.

    1.Shut down your Mac.

    2.Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. (You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.)

    3.Turn on the computer.

    4.Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.

    5.Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    Release the keys.

    Hope this helps,

  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Did you install the Bootcamp drivers? If you already did, you may be able to download a driver direct from the video card manufacturer which will work. Which graphics card does your computer have?
  4. Vocoder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013
    @Lachlan9383, I havent had any external displays connected to the Windows partition. I´ve had this problem from the beginning when I set up my bootcamp partition.

    @chrfr, Yes, I have installed the bootcampdrivers and everything else but the screenresolution is running very good. I cant remember the exact model of my graphicscard (not on my mac atm) other than its Nvidia. I´ll check it when I get back home.
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Exactly what are the specs of your MBP: Year, size, etc?
  6. Vocoder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013

    The exact model is a late 2010, 15 inch MBP, 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5, 4GB Ram with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics card.
  7. Vocoder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2013

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