How do I change my screen resolution

Windows Windows 10: change resolution - here's how


If you connect a new monitor to your PC, you usually have to set the resolution manually first. The screen resolution influences the sharpness of text and images - the higher the resolution, the sharper and clearer the display. We will explain how to change the resolution in Windows 10 below.

How to change the resolution in Windows 10

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the quick start guide.

Note: If you have selected a resolution that is too high for your monitor, the screen will go black. Then just press the [Esc] key or wait 10 seconds. Windows then resets the settings and you can choose a different resolution.

If you can't change the resolution at all, it's probably because of one outdated graphics card driver. You can easily update this via the website of the relevant manufacturer. How to find out which graphics card you have, read in this guide.

quick start Guide

  1. Make one Right click on a free space on your desktop and select "Display settings" at.
  2. In the display settings you will find the option "resolution" or. "Screen resolution"for newer Windows 10 versions, which you can open with one click. From the list, look for the desired resolution out.
  3. You will then receive a preview displayed. Click on "Maintain"if the resolution fits or"Reset to default"if you want to try a different resolution.