Windows 8.1 & low screen resolution

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  1. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    #1 yahiba, Sep 1, 2013
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    Hello
    I have installing windows 8.1 on a notebook with a resolution 1024x600.
    My GC is a AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics.
    how to "increase" screen resolution for using Modern UI apps on windows 8.1?
     
  2. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    I have a notebook with a resolution 1024x600 and I can't launch modern ui app.
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    if so, you need to go to registry and find display_1_downscaling and set value to "1". After reboot you can run Metro apps but you will see ugly stretched pictures
     
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  4. EFA11

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    that is important info hehe
     
  5. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    I have try these hack but I don't found the key display_1_downscaling on windows 8.1
     
  6. PaulDesmond

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    #7 PaulDesmond, Sep 1, 2013
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    go search for the word "Display1_DownScalingSupported" in registry and you will find it, scroll within the window, doubleclick and change the value
     
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  7. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    Not find the key
     
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  9. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    Are you on windows 8.1?
     
  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    same with W8 and 8.1. No difference
     
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  11. Windows user

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    Just install the display driver & reboot the system,after that open registry editor & you will see that the Display1_Downscaling supported key has been created....now set the value from 0 to 1 & sign out...sign in again & you will get the option to set higher resolutions :D
     
  12. PaulDesmond

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    right, but there should be a display driver by default which can handle this. The original driver can do it even more precisely
     
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  13. yahiba

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    #14 yahiba, Sep 1, 2013
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    Not work, my GC is a AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics.
     
  14. johnnygt

    johnnygt MDL Senior Member

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    I use this method on my 2 x Lenovo S10e and works great with metro apps and snapview
     
  15. yahiba

    yahiba MDL Novice

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    Maybe this method only works on Intel GC.