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Windows 10. When I started my computer the screen looks magnified. Everything is stretched out.

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The only thing I did was put on a new VGA cable. The computer is two days old. I'm new to Windows 10. All I did when the computer was off is put on a new VGA cable. I did go into Display Settings. The text size is set at 100% and display resolution is 1024 x 768.

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@TomLatta Welcome to HP Community!


I understand that when you start the computer screen is looks magnified.


Do not worry. I will try to fix the issue.


I recommend you to perform the following steps to isolate the issue and arrive at a fix: 

  • Let us perform a Microsoft System Restore to roll back the laptop to an earlier date when everything worked fine. This will not delete your data.


Post a successful Microsoft System Restore you may test the performance. If the videos still zoom in then please continue with the following steps:


  • Go to Control panel - Power options
  • Now click on the "Change plan settings" next to the selected power plan.
  • Click on "Change advanced power settings".
  • Now, expand the "Graphics settings". 
  • Make sure the "Maximum performance" is selected on both batteries & plugged in options.
  • Scroll down and expand the "Multimedia settings" and select "Maximum performance" for both battery and plugged in options for video playback.
  • Apply the settings, restart your notebook and then check the performance.
  • I would also recommend you to check the other settings under the advanced power options settings if the issue still persists.


Keep us posted,

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Give us a virtual high-five by clicking the 'Thumbs Up' icon below, followed by clicking on the "Accept as solution" on this post, 

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