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How To Keep Preferred Monitor And Resolution Settings ?


Windows 7 displays 2 different settings for monitor 1's display and screen resolutions - #1. Device on vga res 1600 x 1200, #2. Device samsung res 1980 x 1020 (preferred) how can i keep the (preferred) samsung monitor and resolution settings? I have tried to make changes in control panel and device manager but does not stay.

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