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  1. #1


    Posts : 13
    windows 7

    windows says resolution is too low...


    Resolution of my monitor ís 1280, but I can't open apps because "resolution is less than 1024" (error message)
    If I update vídeo driver Windows does not work, being necessary to restore to a previous state

    Any idea, please?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Change resolution ?


    Can you change resolution in Control Panel ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    I can set it to a lower value. 1280 is my maximum
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jaca,

    The screen resolution needs to be set to a minimum of 1024 x 768 for Store (Metro) apps to work.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    Actually resolution IS 1280, however Control panel says it's not
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    windows 7


    If I change to a higher resolution monitor, apps work. Perhaps should update the driver.
    Itens "Accessories" open fine in any monitor. New apps (like Firefox) work fine too
    Last edited by jaca; 27 Feb 2013 at 10:41.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Troubleshoot ?


    Have you tried this ? ---


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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Jaca,

    I'm happy to hear you got it sorted by using another monitor that has a higher resolution.

    The problem was that even as 1280 (W) x 720 (H), you were still not meeting the minimum screen resolution for Store apps. While the width is more then 1024, the height must also be at least 768. It was only 720 instead.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Very old tread but since its more or less about the same problem i ask it here.My recommended screen resolution is 1280x720 which is to small, but if i increase my resolution one step further to 1920x1080 is still doesnt work.I tried checking online just in case but it seems to be correct so whats wrong?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,573
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Xenicide, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you say "more or less about the same problem", please go ahead and give as much detail about the issue you are having and what's not working for you in case it may not be the same issue.
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