How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to change screen resolution in windows. In windows, you can choose from several screen resolution option and select the one that best meets your preferences.


Step 1 – Open Screen Resolution

Follow this step by step guide to learn how to change screen resolution in windows. First of all, right click on the desktop screen. From the drop down menu, select the “Screen Resolution” option. This will open up the screen resolution window.

Open Screen Resolution window

Step 2 – Apply new resolution

Over there, click on the resolution drop down button and set a resolution that you want. Once done, click on the apply button to apply the new resolution.

Set new resolution

Step 3 – Keep settings or revert

You will be prompted with a notification asking you whether you want to keep the new display settings or revert back to the old ones. Click on the “Keep Changes” button to apply the new display settings. By default, you are given 15 seconds to choose either action. You will be automatically reverted to your old display settings if you choose to do nothing.

Make new display settings permenant

Step 4 – Change resolution

Next, we will choose a resolution which will be below the specified benchmark. In the tutorial, we will choose 800 x 600 and change the screen display size. Some items will not fit in the screen with this resolution. We will click on the “Revert” button to return back to our previous settings. In this manner, you can always change the screen display size. You can exit the screen resolution window by clicking on the “cancel” button.

Revert to previous resolution

Step 5 – Go to personalize

You can also access the screen resolution by right clicking on the desktop and selecting the “Personalize” option.

Personalize option

Step 6 – Display option

Once the personalization window opens up, click on the “display” option available in the left pane. Over there, select the adjust resolution option to choose a recommended resolution which best fits your screen.

Go to display option