win 10 not using full screen


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My HP laptop has a 17 in. screen, but windows 10 only uses 2/3rds of the screen. Is there any way I can expand windows to cover the full screen?
 
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This, may be another Windows 10 driver issue.
Do you have the latest driver for you Video Card installed, check with HP Support and see if your particular Computer has any updates for drivers for your GPU.
You may also check with the specific video card manufacturer (NVidia, AMD, Intel) sometimes they will have something that might work although with laptops it's often a coin toss.
Then check your display resolution and experiment with available "higher" resolution settings if available, but generally it will likely be the video driver, take a look in device manager and see what it says you have installed.
 
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Start setting, go to personalization. Under personalization you see 5 categories. They are, Background, Colors, Lock Screen, Themes, and Start. Choose Start. Turn on the button for 'use start full screen'. Your screen gets expanded automatically. By nature windows 10 has the full screen on off. You are good to go.
 

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Choose Start. Turn on the button for 'use start full screen'
Not sure that the OP was actually talking about the Start Menu. I believe they were talking about the entire shell only using two thirds of the screen.
 
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Windows is, and always has been, a little slow with updating graphics cards on a fresh installation
One thing you could try, to see if that is the problem, is to go to the device manager (Right click the start orb and select) right click your graphics card, and select the update option. In the next window, allow the computer to search the internet for an update. - .
 
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