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Desktop resolution too small for Metro apps

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    Desktop resolution too small for Metro apps


    I tried to run the IE Metro app on my EEE PC, which has a desktop resolution of 1024x600.
    It won't run because it says the desktop resolution is too small. I can't increase the resolution any more via the graphics driver options.
    However, the rest of Windows 8 works fine on this machine.

    Is there a way I can turn this restriction off (registry, computer management?) so that the apps will launch? I don't care if they look a little uglier, but I'd like to use them on this system.

    Or is there a way to fool the graphics card and choose a higher resolution that would just meet the minimum desktop requirement to launch Metro apps (1024x768?)?

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


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Desktop resolution too small for Metro apps
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