640x480 without vid drivers (8.1)

DrNick

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Hey guys, have this annoying issue with 8.1 where once I uninstall video drivers my rez is stuck at 640x480. It is extremely annoying trying to install a newer driver when I have to play the guessing game with the bottom buttons.
I had to go through installing windows at 640x480 but cant deal with it when I simply want to upgrade drivers every time.
Any ideas?

Edit- Damn I am so smart (but really just lucky) for figuring this out on my own. I have suffered all because of a single pos bios option called "windows 8.1 features". Nice f'n features ms and msi! FU!
 
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ManofGod

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Video Card type? Motherboard? Monitor type and how is it connected?
 

DrNick

Limp Gawd
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Hey, it was definitely that "windows 8.1 features" bios option. I can now go all the way to 1600p right off the bat on a clean install. This is on an msi z97 max ac, r9-290 and dell u3011(using dp connection).
This turned out to be quite annoying as I wasn't expecting that option to cause something like that
 
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