How to change the screen resolution
First, we will have to be sure that we can change it; the ancient videocards, like the CGA, EGA or standard VGA were possessing a fixed and invariable resolution; the most modern (SVGA, XGA...) yes can change it between a more or less wide fan of combinations, which will depend also on the number of colors and on the memory of the card.
Also, we cannot forget that the elected resolution will have to be projected in the monitor, for what of nothing serves to us a card capable of giving 1.024x768 points, if the monitor cannot support any more of 640x480; it is more, if we exceed his capacities, we can damage it seriously; for it, the first thing there is an exhaustive cross-check of the manuals of the card and, especially, of the monitor.
... Any way to admit a resolution of 800x600 points (also known like "SVGA") is almost forced for any monitor with less four years of age.
As soon as these ends were verified, the way of changing the resolution depends entirely on the operating system at which we are employed; if you use Windows 3.x, pulsate here; if it uses Windows 95/98/me, keep on reading.
Users of Windows 95/98/me
Join! No, that was with "proletarians of the world...", good, to what it was going. In the Windows 9x, to change screen is the simplest; it is enough with:
QuickRes for Windows 95
Eye, for Windows 95 "original version"; in the version OSR2, as well as in Windows 98 and ME it is already incorporated between the configuration of the screen like "Showing configuration icon in the tasks bar" (a pigeonhole that in the last Windows is inside the paragraph "Advanced post...").
It is a question of an application that allows to change in any moment the resolution of the screen of an easy and rapid way, and especially WITHOUT BEGINNING Windows AGAIN. His quality is quite high (it belongs to the engineers of Microsoft of which they did Windows 95) and is FREE.
It belongs to the PowerToys for Windows 95, added children that Microsoft sets within reach of all on his Web pages (although not few ones think that where they should be from a beginning it is inside the same Windows 95).
It can lower it from here or to go to the Web of Microsoft (www.microsoft.com/spain) to obtain the finished series of PowerToys; if only he is interested in the QuickRes, pulsate here to lower it in compressed format EXE autoexpandible, and continue these instructions to install it:
To change the resolution into the ancient versions of Windows 3.x is a somewhat "pedestrian" topic, unless the controlers of the videocard bring a specific program for it (typical case of the family of cards Trident of the series 9xxx, for example, or "of mark"), therefore I recommend to him first to verify if it has the controlers installed ("drivers") correct, or works with the standard VGA of Windows 3.x.
If it does not find anything that looks like a "Control panel" of the videocard (an icon called "Screen control" or similar), the classic method "to hand" is this one:
It is already. Return to Windows and observe the result; if he does not convince him, try again or do a search for Internet of his updated drivers. I'm sorry but there is no way of reducing the process (there is no standard "QuickRes" for Windows 3.x, if only I do not know), but it is possible that he gets accustomed to working to 800x600 points (especially if it combines it with big sources) and I did not need to do it any more, who knows...