FIX: Blurry display in Windows by Bas Wijdenes

A blurred screen in Windows?

This post is originally from 2015 and has been used for upgrading to Windows 10. For more about that I’d like to refer you to Updated Content.

I have updated the tutorial and separated the Windows 7 and 10 tutorial.

Change the Display size of text, apps, and other items‘ in Windows 10.

Go to Start and open the Gearwheel – Settings.


Search for Display.

FIX: Blurry display in Windows 10.
FIX: Blurry display in Windows 10.
  • Go to Tab Scale and layout.
  • Find Change the size of text, apps, and other items.
  • Resize to the recommended 100%.
FIX: Blurry display in Windows 10.
FIX: Blurry display in Windows 10.

For Windows 7 users.

  • Go to Start and search for Control Panel,
  • Open the Control Panel,
  • Click on Appearance and Personalization,
  • Select Display,
  • Check Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays,
  • Check 100% scaling and click Apply.

Updated Content.

The original post is from August 4, 2015. Since the content is based on Windows 7 and the start of windows 10, and these settings can no longer be found in the Control Panel, I have updated the main content.

The post was original for users who had just upgraded to Windows 10. After the upgrade, many users suffered from a blurry display in Windows 10.

The reason this happens is because for some people Windows 10 sees the default scaling as 150% instead of the usual 100%.

I have refurbished the old post for the Windows 7 users among us.

This is from Microsoft Answers.

This post is from
I have expanded the existing tutorial with screenshots.

If you have questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment.

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Bas Wijdenes

My name is Bas Wijdenes and I work as a Senior Services Engineer @ Wortell. In my spare time I write about the error messages that I encounter during my work. I am currently occupied with Azure infrastructure and automating with PowerShell.

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