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My monitor resolution is set to 1280 * 720. I cannot open any Metro Windows-8 style UI apps, because I keep getting

Screen resolution is too low for this app to run

error message. What resolution should I set for Windows-8 style UI apps to run?

Display Properties

Your resolution is lower than 1024 * 768. Some items might not fit and apps might not open.

My system specifications:

  • Operating System: Windows 8 Release Preview, 64-bit
  • DirectX version: 11.0
  • GPU processor: GeForce 210
  • Driver version: 302.82
  • DirectX support: 10.1
  • Total available graphics memory: 2815 MB
  • Dedicated video memory: 1024 MB DDR3
  • System video memory: 0 MB
  • Shared system memory: 1791 MB
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You are not using a supported resolution. –  Ramhound Aug 8 '12 at 18:59

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Your current vertical resolution is 720p and less than the 1024x768 that is required by "Metro."

Are you unable to change your resolution? You may need to use a different display device.

You may need to use a "non-recommended" resolution with a vertical resolution of greater than 720 if supported by your AOC-brand monitor.

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Basically, it doesn't matter than your resolution is higher in one direction or that it has more pixels overall - it needs to at least those distances in every dimension. –  Shinrai Aug 8 '12 at 17:18

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