Sometimes, when users install or upgrade to the Windows 10 on an old device, at that time, the screen aspect ratio will go for a toss. Generally, these types of error occur because the new version of the Windows does not support the GPU or pretty the driver doesn’t work with the Windows 10. In that situation, the Windows are automatically using a generic driver which does not support the resolution and also the accurate aspect ratio.
In this post article, we are trying to give you the best solution for solving the Screen Aspect Ratio issues in the Windows 10. But to save your time and avoid the other errors you need to follow the steps in the given sequence.
One of the most common causes of this error is that it might be possible that users had a screen aspect ratio as 16:9, but the post-upgrade is that you have changed the screen resolution, and now it’s set to the 16:10. Afterward, you found that you cannot go back to the old ratio. All might be looking as if everything is extended.
Screen Aspect Ratio Issues in Windows 10
Finally, the important question is that is it possible to change the screen aspect ratio directly in the windows if in case the GPU doesn’t have the compatible driver? The accurate answer is No., but there are some methods which will help you in fixing the error or issue.
We provide you two simple methods in which one should surely work and help in fixing this issue, but to make these methods simple, you need to follow the steps in the given sequence so that it will automatically avoid any other error or saves your much time and take fewer efforts. The steps are discussed below:
- Use Compatibility Mode
- Run Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
Method-1: Use Compatibility Mode
To solve this issue, the user will have to use, compatibility mode. However, users will need the driver who worked with your Windows 7 or an updated version. Follow the steps discussed below:
- Firstly, download the driver, and then save it on your desktop.
- Now, right-click on the driver and choose Properties.
- Alternatively, switch to the Compatibility Tab, now it will show you to options:
- Compatibility Troubleshooter, you will allow your windows to figure out best works for you easily. Unfortunately, if it will fail, then try the next one.
- Manually select the version of Windows, if it was working correctly or not.
- Also, you can select to change the DPI settings, click on the Apply icon and then click on OK.
- Next, right-click on the file and choose the Run As Administrator option to install the driver on your system easily.
By following the process above you will easily be able to solve this issue or easily able to change your aspect ratio to what you are using earlier.
Method-2: Run Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
If the above-given method doesn’t work then, need not worry we will provide you with another method, and this will surely work. You can also run this inbuilt troubleshooter which is easily available in the Windows Update & Security and then the Troubleshoot. So it will automatically generate a list of all programs for you. As we already have a driver file downloaded on our desktop. So you only need to go after a few simple steps:
- Click on the Not Listed option, appearing on the top of the program list.
- Carefully browse the list, and then choose the driver files
- Now, leave the program to do its works.
Hopefully, with the help of the features mentioned above, you will easily solve the issue. However, I would always suggest you get in touch with the support team and ask for any queries which surely help you with better solutions.
Ela Wilson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2006. As a technical expert, Ela Wilson has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.