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Powerstrip alternative for Windows 8.1 x64

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and Windows 10 TP

    Powerstrip alternative for Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi,

    I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I have used Mac OS X but made a switch to Windows. When I was using Mac OS X I used "SwitchResX". This application applies a custom resoltion to your display (for example: 1920x1080 on a 1366x786 display) to give the user more real estate. I have been searching for a Windows alternative to this application. The only thing I have been able to find is an application called "PowerStrip". The problem is that this application does not support Windows 8(.1). Is there any known possibility to force a higher resolution on my Windows 8.1 laptop?

    Thanks,

    Liam


    I did not know in what forum to post this, please correct me if I made the wrong choice

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    See if this would work : Download MultiRes - MajorGeeks
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    See if this would work : Download MultiRes - MajorGeeks
    Thanks for the suggestion but it does not work. I want to use a higher screen resolution than native, this application anly gives me resolutions below that.

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    Did you try lowering refresh rate ? Should be able to get higher res than.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Did you try lowering refresh rate ? Should be able to get higher res than.
    I can only select 60 Hz
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Powerstrip alternative for Windows 8.1 x64
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