How to Change Your Screen Resolution on 1024X600 Netbooks


    How to Change Your Screen Resolution

    Many netbooks come with a default 1024x600 pixels (or similar) small screen resolution, which can cause problems in some apps or a lot of awkward scrolling. If you want to increase the amount of screen real estate you have on your netbook or be able to use apps that require higher-resolution displays (such as the Metro-style apps in the Windows 8 Developer Preview), you might be able to change a registry setting called "Display1_DownScalingSupported" in Windows to get options for higher resolutions. Here's how to search for the setting and change it:

    1. Go to the Start menu and type in regedit in the search box, then hit Enter.
    2. Scroll up on the left pane to make sure you are at the very top of the tree.
    3. At the top menu, go to Edit then Find... and search for "Display1_DownScalingSupported"
    4. Change each instance you find (you'll likely find 2 results for this) from "0" to "1". Make sure you change every found instance.

    5. Once done, restart the system.

    When your system has restarted, when you right-click on your desktop and choose to change your screen resolution, you should now see options for 1024x768 as well as 1152x864 resolutions for your netbook, in addition to your previous resolutions.

    However, CTL recommends that for the best experience, please us the native resolution of the product.

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