Fix Windows Display Quality Issues

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 21, 2011
Updated • Mar 12, 2017
Software, Windows software

The display is without doubt one of the most important parts of a computer system. Display related issues, like blurry text, a bad refresh rate or colors that do not really match, can impact a user's work experience on a computer. Imagine having to work ten hours a day on a computer with blurry or difficult to read fonts, not a nice prospect.

Microsoft Support has released a new Fix-It solution to fix Windows display quality issues. A Fix-It is a small portable program that can resolve common Windows issues automatically.

Each Fix-It offers to resolve issues that it finds automatically, or gives the user the option to select the fixes manually. The second option is usually the recommended one as it gives users more control over the troubleshooting process and repair.

Update: Microsoft retired the Fix-It, it is no longer available. A comparable solution by Microsoft is not offered unfortunately. We recommend that you download the latest drivers for your video card to see if it fixes the display issues that you are experiencing.

The display quality Fix-It is available as an app that downloads needed files from the Internet and as a portable version.

When you start the program the following screen is presented to you.

windows display quality troubleshooter

I'd recommend to select Detect problems and let me select the fixes to apply, to avoid additional issues that the troubleshooter may cause.

The Windows Display Quality Troubleshooter analyzes the system and displays fixes after the diagnosis has been completed on the next screen.

display quality

Here it is then possible to run some or all of the fixes if the manual option has been selected. It is also possible to display a detailed report that displays all issues that the Display Quality Troubleshooter checks for.

  • Clear Type settings may not be adjusted
  • Display settings are not optimized
  • Calibrate display color settings
  • The video card driver is not Windows Display Driver Model compliant
  • Blurry text or graphics

The troubleshooting tool runs all selected fixes to resolve display quality issues in the Windows operating system. Depending on the issues, wizards may be displayed that walk the user through the configuration or fine tuning of a feature. This is for instance the case if Clear Type settings appear not to be adjusted.

Windows users can download the solve windows display quality issues Fix-It from the Microsoft Support website.

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Fix Windows Display Quality Issues
The display quality Fix-It is available as an app that downloads needed files from the Internet and as a portable version.
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  1. Anonymous said on March 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I followed all the instructions step by step until the final one “then click Display Quality” but “Display Quality” was nowhere to be seen so I could not click on it! It’s rubbish.

  2. Geo D said on October 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    The MicroSoft FixIt is utter CRAP!!! Half the time it doesn’t work. MicroSuck should fix their own stuff instead of letting the consumers be their test rats.

  3. user said on November 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm


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