11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 7, 2014 12:43 PM by larotech
ACushman Level 1 Level 1

My new MacBook Pro with Retina display has screen resolution of 2880x1800.  That looks great on the Mac OS because the graphics I'm sure were designed for optimal viewing at that resolution.  I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7.  The recommended resolution is still 2880x1800, but Windows was not designed for that resolution on such a small screen, so the graphics are microscopic.  When I reduce the resolution to the next lower size 1920x1200, the graphics are a good size, but the lettering is fuzzy and blurry.  Any suggestions?

Reply by dalstott on Sep 6, 2012 9:39 AM Helpful

Wait for Apple Windows drivers to catch up with the Hardware.

Reply by dalstott on Sep 7, 2012 9:04 AM Helpful
  • To reinstall a specific driver:

  

  • Insert your Mac OS X installation disc or the CD, DVD, or external disk with the support software you downloaded.
  • Quit AutoRun if it opens.
  • Using Windows Explorer, locate the driver that you want to reinstall.
  • Open the driver to start the installation.

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  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4

    Wait for Apple Windows drivers to catch up with the Hardware.

  • ACushman Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks - I just called Apple support, and some new drivers have just become available for Bootcamp.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    People have said that the Nvidia 650M driver sometimes did not get installed so they went back and ran that manually for 64-bit version in the Nvidia driver folder.

     

    Can you elaborate on what is new?

  • ACushman Level 1 Level 1

    When I get home tonight (where my MacBook is) I will check it out and report back.  Thanks.

  • ACushman Level 1 Level 1

    It appears that there are not yet updates to the Bootcamp drivers.  I guess for now I'm stuck with a sharp but micrsoscopic 2880x1800 or a fuzzy but legible lower resolution.

  • ACushman Level 1 Level 1

    Where would I find the Nvidia 650M driver?

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9

    Well inside a folder. Your not even looking I take it. Have a look.

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4
    • To reinstall a specific driver:

      

    • Insert your Mac OS X installation disc or the CD, DVD, or external disk with the support software you downloaded.
    • Quit AutoRun if it opens.
    • Using Windows Explorer, locate the driver that you want to reinstall.
    • Open the driver to start the installation.

  • BruceBateman Level 1 Level 1

    Had (having) similar issues.  My solution:  go to the NVIDIA control panel and create a custom resolution.  I am using 2160X1350 (75%).  This makes it much better; still not quite as crisp as I would like, but much better than the stock offerings.

  • _Swift Level 1 Level 1

    To my knowledge there still hasn't been any type of driver to resolve this issue. What I did to resolve the "fuzziness" and still be able to read text without being 3" from the screen was to turn the resolution all the way up to max and then turn the dpi up to 150%. It's not a perfect solution but it was the best one that I have found. The text is much crisper and you still get good screen real estate. I highly doubt Apple will ever release any type of driver support that will make windows look as nice as OS X on the retina display.

     

    If anyone finds or has found a better solution, let me know!

  • larotech Level 1 Level 1

    I found it helped to change the DPI in windows from 100% to 200%. You might even try 300%. Some things still look smaller than they should, but for the most part this solved my issue without having to drop the screen size

     

    Right click the desktop and press Screen Resolution. Click the test that says "Make text and other items larger or smaller". Select a pre-defined scale from the available selections or click Custom DPI. Drag the scale to the right until the text shows at the size you want. Press ok and apply. You will have to logout and back in for the changes to take effect.

     

    This is the best solution as non retna / 4k displays had a usual DPI of 96 to 100. These retna displays and 4k is like over 250-300DPI and that is why you need to adjust because Microsoft hasn't addressed this issue yet, where apple does with their ios and osx devices