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    I have an Asus EeePC netbook with Windows XP Home. I set up an administrator account for myself and a regular user account for my girlfriend.

    I like to have my screen resolution at 1024 x 600. Whenever my girlfriend logs into the netbook, however, the resolution changes to the default of 800 x 600. The next time I log in, I also get changed to the 800 x 600 resolution on my account.

    Any thoughts on a way around this change in resolution?

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    Don't let her use the system or make her change it on her profile.
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    If you have different resolution preferences you could use this application which I hadn't used before until now.

    Carroll

    http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/carroll.php

    Carroll is started automatically for every user.
    * At the first time, the application shows all available screen resolution. Select the desired screen resolution and click 'Change screen resolution and restore with every logon'.
    * Next time, Carroll changes the screen resolution automatically without displaying the user interface.
    Just tested it on a virtual machine (Win XP Pro SP3) and works exactly as advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Don't let her use the system or make her change it on her profile.
    It's for this reason that I don't like her using this computer, but every once in a while, she needs to get on anyway.

    I have tried logging in as her and changing the resolution there, then when I go back into my account, the resolution is correct. Eventually, however, it will go back to changing it to 800 x 600 after she's been on it.

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    I had a problem that was close to yours.When I ran XP home downstairs. What solved my problem,updated the video card driver.Hope this works for you.
    Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten

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    I have googled this problem before, and it appears to be relatively common.

    A few of the posts I had read did mention updating the video driver. As of about a month ago, I did not find an update to my driver, but I can check again.

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