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    It looks like windows 8 and 8.1 minimum resolution has not been fixed on windows 10.

    After changing screen resolution to 1280x720 i got a message saying "The resolution is below 1024x768" and that some items and apps may not work!
    How can a 1024x768 resolution be smaller than 1024x768?..

    It looks like Windows 10 have a limit 768 pixels height for some windows features, and that is a terribly bad idea..

    Why? There are many devices (like tablets) that will have a big trouble when using windows 10. Many of these devices have lower that 768 pixels screen height , these devices are tablets, pos devices, industrial computers, car pc's, and many other computer types.
    768 pixel is a very big resolution (even nowadays) for screen height, since computer and device screens are going more and more wide and the height is more and more lower and the width bigger.

    So, after changing resolution to 1280x720 (which is a big resolution), and ignoring the windows message, i tried to open app store, which is a basic windows 10 feature and i got a message that screen resolution is too low for this app to run (!).

    After (very dissapointed) i clicked ok there was another error, this time system error (explorer.exe) , telling that something gone wrong (thats a bug).

    Microsoft announced windows 10 as the ultimate operating system that will work on many device types. Well i'm not sure that will because screen resolution is one of the first things that deffers between devices and windows 10 have a (very high) lower resolution.

    To resolve that (mostly on netbooks with intel gpu's), there is a trick for scaling screen resolution on registry by

    How It Works

    Netbooks generally use Intel’s integrated graphics. The Intel graphics driver contains a hidden setting to enable “downscaling.” Essentially, this will allow you to set a higher screen resolution in Windows. The graphics driver will then “downscale” the image to fit your screen. This will make content look blurrier, especially on the desktop – but if you want to watch videos and play games in the Modern environment, it may be a fair trade-off.
    Some people have reported this trick doesn’t work, while it seems to work for others. It’s possible that it only works with certain chipsets.
    Enabling Modern Apps

    First, launch the registry editor by pressing the Windows key, typing regedit, and pressing Enter.

    Press Ctrl+F in the registry editor and do a search for display1_downscaling_supported
    NOTE: If you don’t see any search results, this trick won’t work for you. You shouldn’t try to add this setting yourself, as it is graphics-driver-dependent.
    Double click Display1_DownScalingSupported key and change its Value Data to 1 and click OK to save the changes.
    Next you need to press F3 to search again. Now repeat the for all Display1_DownScalingSupported keys you find.
    If you can’t find Display1_DownScalingSupported in Registry Editor try this:
    1. Open Registry Editor and search for LogPixels key. You can search it by Pressing Ctrl+F, or you can navigate to:
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Control Panel>Desktop
    2. Find LogPixels and double click it.
    3. Set its value to 87. Depending on your screen size, you might need a lower value.

    If you see a black screen after trying this trick, you can boot to safe mode to undo your changes.
    Last edited by Evidenc3; 19-08-2016, 10:18 PM.

  • #2
    Apparently this doesn't occur every time, I guess it depends on the hardware.


    • #3
      The minimum (768 pixels) resolution height is for all computers the same..
      This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.
      Tyler Durden


      • #4
        It's a shame that people even have to do this work around to begin with. It's 2015 high resolution should be supported right off the back.I see why this problem occurs but it's a little disheartening to see a max supported Res of 768 in this day and age.


        • #5
          It's amazing how many corners these companies will cut just so they can make a few extra dollars even though everything is much cheaper now like a USB card can have 64 GB on it and be only $17 back in 2007 1 GB flash drive was about the same price.


          • #6
            that's right ,i also felt this problem,this post has helped me to solve my problem,thanks for the post.


            • #7
              That's insane man. It's 2015 and we still have a 768 Pixel minimum height. We aren't the screen displays getting better? It's been almost 8 years since we had the last resolution update. 4k and 5k doesn't count because I think they have a 768 minimum height as well.


              • #8
                i have the problem with my desktop, its shows a messge box which says Not Optimim Mode Recommended Mode 1366X768 60Hz, i dont know why its shows when i start my desktop.Does any one have any idea?


                • #9
                  Originally posted by smbhossain786 View Post
                  i have the problem with my desktop, its shows a messge box which says Not Optimim Mode Recommended Mode 1366X768 60Hz, i dont know why its shows when i start my desktop.Does any one have any idea?
                  If you have an LCD monitor it means that you are not operating it at the native resolution.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JohnBeaulieu View Post
                    If you have an LCD monitor it means that you are not operating it at the native resolution.
                    Thanks for the answer, yes you are right, but there is a list of resolution i have selected largest one, so will it show this message if i use or select other resolution from the list?


                    • #11
                      Well when it comes to screen resolution there is really no better method than just trial and error, in my experience at least. I would say that you can plan ahead and know your spec all you want, but until you stare at the thing for hours on end you might not really know. I know some people who even alter it depending on what they are doing, saying reading an article or something, but I am not one of them. Interesting though, and thanks for sharing.