The Display Settings Could Not Be Saved - 6 Best Solutions

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The Display Settings Could Not Be Saved

Did you encounter an error message that says “The display settings could not be saved” while trying to change them? If yes, please read this article for the causes and resolutions.

Solution 1: Change the Display Resolution

1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings

2. Go to System >> Display.

3. Use the drop-down menu to change the Display Resolution to Recommended.Change scale

Solution 2: Update the Graphics Card Drivers

If the Graphics Card drivers are obsolete, then you won’t be able to save your display settings.

1. Press Windows + R to open the Run window.

2. In the Run window, type the command DEVMGMT.MSC and hit Enter to open the Device Manager window.DEVMGMT

3. Expand the list of Display Adapters.

4. Right-click on the first Graphics Card driver.

5. Select Update driver.Update NVIDIA Graphics Card driver

6. Click on Search automatically for drivers.Search automatically for drivers

Now, repeat this for all Graphics Card drivers.

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Solution 3: Reinstall Graphics Card Drivers

If updating the Graphics Card drivers didn’t work, you can reinstall them.

1. Go to the Device Manager window as explained in Solution 2.

2. Expand the list of Display Adapters.

3. Right-click on the first driver and select Uninstall Device.Uninstall device

4. Reboot your system.

5. Repeat this for all Graphics Card drivers.

Solution 4: Disable Recently Installed Third-party Software

Some third-party software products manage the display settings of your system. You can uninstall the most recent ones to isolate this cause.

1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings

2. Go to Apps >> Installed Apps.

3. Change Sort by to Date installed.

4. The latest app will be at the top of the list.

5. Click on the three dots associated with it.

6. Click on Uninstall and then on Uninstall once again.Uninstall app

Solution 5: Uninstall the Latest Update from the System

If the issue was caused by a recent update, then you can consider rolling it back.

1. Right-click on the Start button and select Settings from the menu.Settings

2. Go to the Windows Update tab on the left pane.

3. Select Update History on the right pane.

4. Select Uninstall updates.

5. Click on Uninstall corresponding to the latest update and then click on Uninstall once again.

Solution 6: Troubleshoot Your System in the Clean Boot State

As mentioned earlier, third-party software products can cause this issue. If you don’t know which software is the culprit, then troubleshooting the system in the Clean Boot state can be helpful.

1. Search for System Configuration in the Windows Search bar.

2. Open the System Configuration application.Search for System Configuration

3. Go to the Services tab.

4. Check the box associated with Hide all Microsoft services.

5. Click on Disable all.

6. Select Apply and then click on OK.Clean Boot

7. Reboot your system by clicking the option to Reboot.

Summary

The error “The display settings could not be saved” prevents you from changing these system settings. I have explained all the solutions to the issue. Please let me know which method helped in the comment section below!

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