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Top 5 Ways to Fix the Win­dows 10 Screen Res­o­lu­tion Set­ting Grayed Out Prob­lem


Win­dows 10 – Whether you’ve just installed a new monitor or want to increase video quality, fine-tuning your screen resolution to the proper settings is essential for a better viewing experience. However, you are not alone if you are unable to change the screen resolution. Following a Windows 10 update or the installation of a new graphics card, some customers have complained that the display resolution choice has become greyed out.

The source of screen resolution difficulties might be anything from a hardware issue to minor settings difficulties. If you’ve only had the problem after installing an app, game, or piece of software, try adjusting the resolution after a fresh start.

However, if that’s not the case, check out all the top 5 ways to fix screen resolution problems on Windows 10.


Before diving deep into the display settings, you should make sure that your Windows 10 PC is up to date. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open Settings and select Update & Security. Now click on ‘Check for updates’ to see if there are any new updates.

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Step 2: If there’s any update, go ahead and download it first and install it by rebooting your PC.

In most cases, updating your PC will solve the screen resolution problem that you’re facing. If not, chances are, it has something to do with the display drivers installed on your PC.


If updating the Windows doesn’t work, then try updating the display driver on your PC as they might be corrupted or not compatible anymore. Let’s see how.

Step 1: Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the list. Now expand ‘Display adapters’ from the list. Then right-click on the graphics card’s name and select ‘Update driver’.

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Step 2: Select ‘Search automatically for drivers’ and wait for the process to complete.

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Now reboot your PC to see if the issue is resolved. If not, then you can try installing the display driver manually.

Ayeni Sylvester
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