Full screen aspect ratio problem

I have a new Windows 7 laptop with a widescreen display, and I've connected it via VGA to a 4:3 aspect ratio projector.  Of course, I set the display resolution to a 4:3 aspect ratio to compensate, and this works just fine on the desktop, but as soon as I attempt to run a fullscreen overlay, say from a media player or a powerpoint presentation, the system makes the assumption that it's still in a widescreen format, and inserts black bars on the left and right to compensate, which overcompensates on the already 4:3 ratio screen, resulting in everything being scrunched up in the center and stretched vertically.  Please assist.
 
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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 1,824 Applies to:
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Hello privatecrunch,

Who is your graphics card manufacturer?

I suggest you to download and install the latest graphics card drivers from the manufacturer and see if the issue is resolved.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

Regards,

Savan – Microsoft Support.

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