Solution to Screen resolution Changes Automatically in Windows 10/8/8.1/7

Windows is the most popular OS for desktops and laptops worldwide. As usual, nothing is perfect in this world. There are a lot of minor flaws that users keep complaining about. But hey! We are here to solve almost all your queries associated with Windows OS.

One of the most common issues faced by users is that the screen resolution gets changed automatically every time you boot into system. The default one gets turned off and a completely new screen resolution is saved. This would definitely irritate you if happens continuously.

Reasons for Automatic Changes in Display Resolution

In case you have enabled or by default the Advanced Performance in Device Manager, this may happen. Even if you disable it, the trouble would persist.

Not only this, this issue might be caused by some third party software. To get rid of this irritation, you should change or remove the software as soon as possible.

In Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, you can manually set the display resolution as per your needs. To do this, navigate to Control Panel -> Display -> Screen Resolution. From there, you can set the screen resolution manually. An example has been shown in the snap below.

display screen resolution changes on its own automatically

Automatic Changes in Screen Resolution

If you have tried changing the default screen resolution, it forces you to reboot the system. But this is not the case with Windows 8 or Windows 10. But if you don’t reboot the system, the changes may or may not be applied. For instance, they might not be applied to each and every application.

So in case you are facing any such problem, I would recommend you to reboot the system. In this way, the changes will be saved successfully.

Solutions to Overcome the Issue

Even after setting the default or custom screen resolution manually the trouble persists, try something else. We have got some solution you might try to overcome this issue.

#1 Update Drivers:

Make sure that all the drivers installed on your system are up-to-date. Just because you have recently updated your system from Windows 8 to Windows 10 etc., does not mean that you have the latest updated drivers as well.

To make sure that your drivers are updated to the latest version, check their version from their “Properties”. Now compare this version with the ones provided on the developers’ official website. If they are already updated, ignore this.

#2 Disable Screen Saver

At times, this problem may be caused due to screen savers. Try turning off the screensavers and reboot your system to check if the problem persists or not.

#3 Uncheck the Base Video

  1. For unchecking the Base Video, follow these steps:
  2. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run window.
  3. Type in “msconfig” and hit the enter key.
  4. Now from the Boot Tab, make sure that Base Video option is unchecked. In case it is not, uncheck the option.
  5. Now restart your system as soon as possible.

Final Verdict

The solutions provided in this post are personally tested by me. I’m pretty sure that they will help you in overcoming the trouble. In case you have something else to tell us, feel free to drop suggestions in the comment section below. And for more problem-solving posts like this, keep following {site name}