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With the minimum requirement for Windows 8 being 1024x768, does that mean that the main monitor must be this large, and we can still plug in smaller 7" monitors running 800x480? Or does that mean all devices must support the higher resolution?

I would love to snap the Netflix app down to a small monitor and free up my other monitors.

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From reading this page it looks like you can use smaller monitors and there are a number of ways of getting it working:

http://www.clickonf5.org/14830/windows-8-metro-style-apps-running-on-low-screen-resolution-netbooks/


One way is to attach another monitor.

Another is to enable DownScaling, restart, then increase the resolution:

Locate the following location in Registry window,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E 968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E 968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001

In both of these locations, find “Display1_DownScalingSupported” in the DWORD list
Right-click on the DWORD and select modify, change the value from 0 to 1 for that DWORD

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Will this work in the RTM? –  Nathan DeWitt Oct 23 '12 at 13:02
    
I can't test it at the moment unfortunately. –  George Duckett Oct 23 '12 at 13:04
    
I started to test this, but things are different in my RTM system. First of all, I have a Display1_DownScalingSupported and a Display2_DownScalingSupported, and I'm not sure which to change (I would want to test my secondary monitor, Display2?). Secondly, I don't have any xxx_DownScalingSupported in the 0001 section. So with those two issues, I'm concerned about making this edit. –  Nathan DeWitt Oct 23 '12 at 13:13
    
It might vary depending on PC/laptop/displays as well as CTP and RTM. Suggest we wait for someone who can confirm. –  George Duckett Oct 23 '12 at 13:19
    
From this page liliputing.com/2010/03/… it looks like this has existed since windows 7 though, so I doubt it changed between CTP and RTM, maybe it just varies depending on the setup of the machine. This page, tlbhd.com/… says to simply search and replace all key values. –  George Duckett Oct 23 '12 at 13:20
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