The error message that pops on the screen reads as follows: “The display settings could not be saved. Please try a different combination of display settings“.
Windows 10 Could Not save Your Display Settings
Unplug the Monitors and Upgrade Your Drivers
Let’s start with some common-sense solutions. Disconnect and reconnect the power cable of your monitors. And then restart your computer. It seems that Windows Plug and Play sometimes fails to recognize your monitor because it forgets its current settings.
Then make sure your display drivers are not outdated or corrupted. The quickest way to do that is to update your drivers or reinstall them. Start with the first option. But if the problem persists, go ahead and uninstall and reinstall your drivers.
- Launch the Device Manager and expand your display drivers.
- Right-click on your driver and select Update Driver.
- Restart your computer and check if the error persists. If it does, select Uninstall device.
- Restart your machine again. Your PC will automatically install the latest drivers.
Change the Monitor Resolution
Using a different monitor resolution may be the key to solving this issue.
- Click on the main screen.
- Go to Settings → System → Display.
- Scroll down to Display resolution and play with the available options. Reduce the resolution on your secondary monitor(s).
Try different resolutions and check if this workaround did the trick for you.
Change the Monitor Order
Surprisingly, some users managed to solve this problem by changing the order of their monitors.
Go to Settings → System →Display and hit the Identify button. Then change the order of your displays.
If you’re using a different display management program, such as the NVIDIA Control Panel, you can change the monitor order there.
Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Type cmd in the Windows Search bar, and right-click on Command Prompt to launch the tool with admin rights.
- Run the msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic command.
- Click on the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Launch the tool.
- Restart your computer and check if the error persists.
Uninstall the Latest Update
If using your multi-monitor setup is crucial to you, uninstall the latest OS updates. Many users noticed their display settings failed to save after updating Windows.
- Launch the Control Panel and go to Programs.
- Then click on View installed updates.
- Select and remove the updates you recently installed on your machine.
We hope this guide helped you to fix your display problem.