So I installed skyrim via steam and I adjusted the settings to be full screen and my native 1600x1200 resolution, and started the game, and it started in windowed mode 800x600. I tried many times, and even tried restarting my computer.
I then tried to at least change bFullScreen to 1 in the settings file in the Skyrim folder. This didn't work, leading me to believe the file is out-right being ignored.
Anyone else that has had this problem and has found a solution?
More specs: gtx 470, uac is on low, compatibility options aren't explicitly turned on, it is being run as admin. fully updated Windows 7 is the OS. It is also very fresh install... I reformatted just yesterday.