Wednesday, October 19, 2011

reg edit to get higher resolution so metro apps will work - #Windows8

When I first installed windows 8 I was really confused with all the metro app icons, when i clicked on them nothing happened. I started thinking they were fake and were placed there for looks. I searched all over the place and found that if your resolution is not high enough the apps wont load.

so, here is a regedit i found a long time ago to activate 1024x768 and 1152x864. seems like 1024x768 is the lowest resolution that is needed for metro apps to work.

1) Run regedit
reg edit can be found in the windows folder
2) highlight the higest tree level (Computer)
3) Search for “Display1_DownScalingSupported” and changed it from “0″ to “1″
3b)some have reported that there may be more then one entry that needs to be changed so make sure to search the entire registry
4) Restart the system
5) Enjoy the two new resolutions: 1024×768 px and 1152×864

the metro apps will work now.

I'm using a lenovo s10-3t but this should work on many other computers.

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