Is your computer screen upside down suddenly, and you don’t know what you’ve down to cause it? 

Don’t worry. This is a common Windows screen issue, and many people have resolved the computer screen upside down issue with the solutions in this post. So read on and get your Windows screen back on track.

What to do if my computer is screen upside down?

Here are the fixes to try. You shouldn’t have to try them all. Just try each in turn until everything’s working again.

  1. Try keyboard shortcut combinations
  2. Configure Display Settings
  3. Update available drivers
Note: It’d be so uncomfortable to search on Google and follow the instruction if your computer/laptop screen turns upside down, so you can search on Google and read the instructions on another computer or mobile phone to go on.

Fix 1: Try keyboard shortcut combinations

Sometimes you might accidentally press the keyboard shortcut combinations to flip your computer screen upside down, so you can try to press the keyboard shortcut combinations to rotate your display screen to place normally. Here’s how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Keyboard shortcut combinations: Ctrl + Alt + Up Arrow, Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow, Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow, or Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow.

2) After pressing the keyboard shortcuts, see if your desktop screen rotates.

If yes, keep pressing the keyboard shortcut combinations until it turns to the right screen orientation that you want.

If not, it’s possible that the Hot Keys in your computer is disabled. Follow the instructions below to enable Hot Keys:

1) Right click the empty area on your desktop, and click Graphics Options or something similar to that.

2) Go to Hot Keys and make sure it’s enabled.

3) Then try the keyboard shortcut combinations again to rotate your computer/laptop screen.

This should help you fix the upside down screen. If not, don’t worry. We have other solutions.

Fix 2: Configure Display Settings

The incorrect display settings in your computer can lead to the upside down screen, so you should check and configure the display settings to fix it.

If you’re using Windows 11, 10

If you’re using Windows 8 and Windows 7

If you’re using Windows 11, 10

Note that the screenshots below are captured from a Windows 11 system, but the method also applies to a Windows 10 system.

1) Right-click on any empty area on your desktop, and select Display settings.

2) Scroll down and locate the Display orientation menu. Change the orientation to: Landscape, Portrait, Landscape (flipped), or Portrait (flipped) for your Windows screen, until it rotates to the right orientation.

You may need to try different orientations until you’re satisfied. If you’re satisfied with the current orientation you selected, click Keep changes to save; if not, click Revert or just wait 15 seconds.

If you’re using Windows 8 and Windows 7

1) Click the Start button at the bottom left corner, and select Control Panel.

2) Select View by category, and click Adjust screen resolution.

3) Click the drop down menu next to Orientation, and select Portrait, Landscape (flipped), Portrait (flipped), and click OK.

You’ll need to try each one to flip your computer screen to a proper orientation.

If you’re satisfied with the current orientation you selected, click Keep changes to save; if not, click Revert or just wait 15 seconds.

Still no luck? Don’t be upset. There’s one more thing to try…

Fix 3: Update available drivers

The missing or updated drivers in your Windows computer can cause the screen upside down issue, so you should update your drivers to the latest version to fix the problem.

There are two options to update drivers:

Option 1 – Manually: You can manually update your graphics card driver from the manufacturer, and install it in your computer. This requires time and computer skills.

Option 2 – Automatically: If you don’t have time or patience, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 clicks (and you will get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the flagged device to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version). Then install the driver in your computer.

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) After updating, restart your computer to take effect. Then check if your desktop screen works properly now.

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

That’s it. Hope this post helps resolve your computer screen upside down issue.

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