How to Rotate the Screen in a Windows XP Laptop

How to Rotate the Screen in a Windows XP Laptop

Mny people find themselves in the situation of having to rotate the screen in a Windows XP laptop. Perhaps you have pressed a key by mistake and now the screen of your Windows XP laptop computer is upside down. If you have found yourself in this situation and do not know how to fix it, do not be alarmed! With a few simple steps you can rotate the screen of your Windows XP laptop again and get it back to its normal position. To learn what you have to do, just pay attention to the steps in the following OneHowTo article on how to rotate the screen in a Windows XP laptop.

You'll need:
Steps to follow:
1

The first thing you have to try to rotate the screen of your Windows XP is press the keys: Ctrl + Alt + arrow (Left, right, up or down), so you can see the screen as you rotate it.

2

Continue with this FN key combination until you reach your desired position. As simple as that! Normally this works with most video drivers in Windows XP, but if that does not provide the results you are looking for, try the steps in the next section (Step 3) for your Windows XP laptop.

3

Click 'Start', then click on the 'Control Panel' option and once the popup window opens, go to 'Display', click on 'Macro' and then on 'Advanced' to open. Where it says 'Orientation' you will find different options and you just have to select the one you want. Thus, you can configure the appearance of your screen as you like or according to your needs. As you see, the process of rotating the screen of a Windows XP laptop is very simple and will not take more than a few seconds, whatever way of rotating your screen you choose, it is quick.

4

None of these have worked? Another option is to go on an empty screen, i.e your desktop; and right click on the screen. From all the options, click on the "Properties" button and then go to "Settings tab". From here, you'll only need to choose your monitor, select "Rotation settings" and choose the correct position. Now you will have rotated the screen of your Windows XP laptop.

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Tips
  • You must be patient while the screen is rotating.
  • It may take several seconds or minutes to rotate the screen.