From: Nate on 05/15/1999
The only thing available in 95 or 98 is the menu Start - Settings - Control Panel - Display.
Then under the "Settings" Tab you can change your mointor's settings, like resolution, colors and such (256 colors - True Color).
When you installed windows, you probably told it you had a standard VGA card, and it loads the default driver that doesn't allow you to change much.
What you should do is try hitting the "Advanced" button, and there is something there about "adaptors" and you can change the driver.
You need to know what adaptor you have and / or its main chip part number.
Another way is to go to the manufacture's web site and see if you can locate a driver for it, or try our "drivers" page and search there for one.
In win 95 you simply put your drivers on a floppy, press a button to change a driver, and tell it you have it on disk, then windows finds the driver by a ".inf" file that is on the disk. It's better than it used to be, but not much.
Some of the newer cards have set up programs that add stuff to your "Display" control panel and allow you to change other settings that are really advanced.
So I would recommend either finding the manufacture's site, or getting a new graphics card (they are low $$ anyway) You may want to hold off and wait till you can go PCI (motherboard).
When you upgrade, most stuff doesn't have to be replaced, but you have to figure you now have a larger OS, larger (and more available) programs so a bigger HD may eventually be needed, and a faster motherboard too!
Welcome to a whole new mess of problems and upgrades!
Don't worry, we are all on the same sinking ship...
: Have a VGA monitor. Just switched OS from 3.1 to Win95. In 3.1 I could go into system settings and send generic SVGA to my VGA monitor for better online graphics resolution. I can't find the control paramater in Win95 to bypass driver settings.
: TIA for help, Larry