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Fix: Windows 11 display resolution greyed-out

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Windows 11 has introduced a range of exciting features and enhancements to make your computer experience even better. However, some users have encountered an issue where the display resolution option appears greyed out, preventing them from adjusting their screen settings.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the Windows 11 display resolution greyed-out issue and a few ways to help you fix the issue.


What are the causes of the Windows 11 display resolution greyed-out issue?

Below we have mentioned a few possible reasons that might be causing the display resolution greyed-out issue in Windows 11.

  • Outdated graphics driver.
  • Incompatible device driver.
  • Outdated Windows.

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How to fix the issue?

If you cannot change your display resolution, then we have explained a few ways to fix the issue.

Update the graphics device driver

Ensure that all your drivers are up to date. Visit the official websites of your hardware manufacturers and download the latest drivers specifically designed for Windows 11. Alternatively, you can use reliable driver update tools to simplify the process and ensure that all your drivers are updated automatically.

You can also update drivers from the device manager. To do that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows+X and tap on the Device Manager option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Double-click on the Display Adapter to expand it, and then right-click on the driver.

Step 3: Click on the Update driver option in the pop-up menu.

Step 4: In the new window, click on the Search automatically for drivers option.

Click here to know more on how to update the graphics device drivers

Reinstall the device driver

The device driver you are using may be incompatible; uninstalling it and then reinstalling it might resolve your issue. To do that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows+X and tap on the Device Manager option in the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Double-click on the Display Adapter to expand it, and then right-click on the driver.

Step 3: Click on the Uninstall device option in the pop-up menu.

Step 4: Click on Uninstall button to confirm.

Step 5: After the uninstallation process, restart the PC and it will automatically reinstall the driver.

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Update Windows

Ensure your Windows 11 operating system is current by running Windows Update. Microsoft frequently releases patches, updates, and bug fixes that address known issues, including display-related problems. To do that, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + I key to open settings.

Step 2: Click on Windows Update available on the sidebar and then click on the Check for updates button on the top right corner of the screen.


Run SFC scan

The System File Checker (SFC) is a built-in utility within Windows designed to scan and fix damaged system files. To run the SFC scan, follow the steps below.

Step 1: In the Windows search, type Command Prompt and click on the Run as administrator option.

Step 2: Type the command sfc /scannow and hit Enter. Windows will scan and repair any damaged system files.

Also read: ACPI BIOS error: Quick Fix

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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