How to reset display settings on Windows

Are you tired of staring at a screen that just doesn’t look right? Maybe your resolution is off or your display settings are just plain wonky.

Well, have no fear because in this blog post we’re going to walk you through the steps of resetting your display settings on a Windows computer.

We’ll guide you through the process step-by-step, so even if you’re not tech-savvy, you’ll be able to get your screen looking the way you want it in no time.

So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let’s get started!

Before You Begin

Alright, before we dive into resetting your display settings, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind.

First off, make sure you save any unsaved work before you proceed. You don’t want to lose any important documents or projects because you forgot to save!

Secondly, it’s important to understand that resetting your display settings will set everything back to default.

This means that any customizations you’ve made to your screen resolution, color calibration, or any other settings will be lost.


So, before you reset your display settings, make sure you take note of any customizations you’ve made so you can easily apply them again after you’ve reset.

With that being said, let’s move on to the step-by-step instructions! We’ll guide you through the process, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Open the Display Settings

Okay, let’s get started! The first step in resetting your display settings is to access the settings themselves. And there are a couple of ways to do this on a Windows computer.

One way is through the Control Panel. Simply click on the Start menu button and type “Control Panel” in the search bar.

Once the Control Panel appears in the search results, click on it to open it. Then, click on “Appearance and Personalization” and then “Display.”


Another way is through the Settings app. Click on the Start menu button and select the gear icon to open the Settings app. Then, click on “System” and then “Display.”

Either way you choose to access the display settings, you should now be looking at a screen with several options for customizing your display. From here, you can adjust your screen resolution, color calibration, and more.

So, go ahead and take a look around the settings and familiarize yourself with the options available. Once you’re ready, we’ll move on to the next step of resetting your display settings.

If you have any question feel free to reach out and we’ll help you out.

Reset the Display Settings

Alright, now that we’ve accessed the display settings, it’s time to reset them.

On Windows 10/11, the option to reset display settings is available under the Advanced Display Settings, you can access it by going to Settings > System > Display > Advanced Display Settings, then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Reset” button.


Make sure to double-check that you want to reset your display settings before you click on the button, as it will reset all your settings to default and cannot be undone.

On earlier version of windows like Windows 7, you can reset the settings by opening the control panel and going to “Appearance and Personalization” > “Adjust screen resolution” > “Advanced settings” > click on the “List all Modes” button > find your preferred settings > “Apply” then “OK”.

Now, keep in mind that after you reset the display settings, you may need to adjust your screen resolution and other settings again to your liking. But don’t worry, we’ll be covering that in the next step!

And that’s it! you’ve successfully reset your display settings! Now your computer’s display should be back to the way it was when you first bought it.

Check Your Changes

Congratulations! You’ve successfully reset your display settings. But before you pat yourself on the back and call it a day, it’s important to double-check that the reset was successful and that your screen is set up the way you want it.

To check your changes, you can simply go back to the display settings by following the steps in the previous section and look at your resolution, refresh rate, and other settings.

Also, you can test your display settings by opening different types of files like images, videos and document to check if the resolution and color are to your preference.

If everything looks good, great! You’re all set. But if something doesn’t look quite right, don’t worry. You can still make adjustments to your display settings to get things looking just the way you want them.

For example, if you find that the resolution is too low or too high, you can easily adjust it under the “Resolution” option.

If you’re not happy with the color or appearance of your screen, you can try adjusting the color calibration under the “Advanced” or “Calibration” option in the display settings.

Don’t be afraid to play around with the settings until you find the perfect setup for you. And remember, If you have any trouble along the way, you can always reach out to us and we’ll help you out!

So, that’s it folks! You now know how to reset your display settings on a Windows computer, and how to check and make any additional changes as needed.

Your screen should now be looking crisp and clear. Now, enjoy your work and entertainment on your newly calibrated screen!


Well, You’ve made it to the end of our guide on how to reset your display settings on a Windows computer.

To summarize, we’ve walked you through the process step-by-step, including how to access the display settings, how to reset them, and how to check and make any additional changes as needed.

We hope this guide was helpful and you’re now able to reset your display settings with ease. It’s important to remember to save any unsaved work before resetting the display settings.

And, if you run into any trouble or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

As always, we value your feedback and would love to hear about your experience in the comments section. If you found this guide helpful, don’t forget to share it with friends and family who may also be experiencing display issues.

Thanks for reading and good luck with your display settings!