Display problems & settings, Screen Resolution issues in Windows 7

Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter will help you if you find that, on your Windows 7 computer, the display is not good and the readability of text is poor too. It could be a problem with your display drivers, or maybe your display settings are not optimal.

Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter

Microsoft has released an Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service (ATS Fix it) that will allow you to automatically detect and fix these display problems. It will automatically diagnose and fix an issue that affects display quality and readability of text.

Once you download this ATS Fix it and run it, it will scan for issues. You can choose to let it fix the problems automatically for you or opt to select and apply the fixes yourself. Once the scan is over it will present you with a Troubleshooting report.

Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter

Click on Next to fix the problems. Once the problems are fixed, it will list down and inform you the problems which have been fixed.

Click Next and complete its normal run. You may have to restart your computer, once the ATS closes.

Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter will fix Windows display problems

The Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter fixes the following problems:

  1. Video driver is not WDDM compatible or is not installed.
  2. Display settings are not optimal for your monitor.
  3. Display color settings need to be calibrated.
  4. The text is blurred and difficult to read.

So if you are facing some Windows display problems, head over to Microsoft to download the Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter.

UPDATE: This troubleshooter seems to have been taken down. Now you may open an elevated command prompt and run this command:

msdt.exe /id DeviceDiagnostic

It troubleshoots problems using hardware and access devices connected to the computer.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. well isn’t this ironic. I attempted to make a co-worker who felt guilty a big 50lbs crt was sitting on my desk. stated he was going to get me a new monitor, obviously a flat panel lcd.

    thursday evening for no particular purpose I brought this huge monitor I had in the basement up. apparently it weighs 92.3lbs. lugged it out to my car. obviously this was going to increase the guilt and get that new monitor quicker.

    it’s a Sony GDM-FW900. 24″ flat screen CRT that has a massive max resolution of 2048×1536 .. wasted all of thursday attempting to calibrate this spectical from 2002. could not for the life of me find the correct drivers for win 7 x64 .. had to figure things out otherwise I wouldn’t have one upped anyone with a horrid looking display on this expensive monitor from the past.

  2. Grumpigeek

    Windows 8.1 64-bit is not supported by this troubleshooter.

  3. Miguel

    Hey everyone…anyone. I just got a 2-in-1 laptop and had a windows 10 upgrade. I do a lot of work with a projector. Problem am having is there is no option available that enable me to ‘extend display’, that is, to allow me to do editing and control on my primary display, while imagery and output goes to a projector. Any ideas on how I can solve this?


    every-time I reboot computer the screen resolution has to be reset

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