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I am almost ready to switch to Windows 8, but I have one last concern: Will any monitor work with Windows 8? I am using a Dynex TV as my monitor, and it worked fine with Windows 7. Will it work with Windows 8? What are the requirements of a monitor for Windows 8?

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It should work but just cross check with the manufacturer once. You can also see this link microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/… –  pratnala Oct 28 '12 at 17:19
    
This doesn't seem like a dupe to me. The other question is specifically about the Snap feature, whereas this discusses any and all requirements Windows 8 might have with regards to the display. Voting to reopen. –  Indrek Oct 29 '12 at 9:22

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Windows 8 has two resolution requirements:

  • You need at least 768 vertical pixels to be able to use Metro apps at all. This means a resolution of 1024×768 or greater. Smaller resolutions will only be able to run legacy desktop applications.

  • You need at least 1366 horizontal pixels to be able to use Metro Snap (displaying two Metro apps on the screen at the same time). This means a resolution of 1366×768 or greater1.


1 Greater means more pixels in both dimensions. For instance, 1280×1024 is technically a larger resolution than 1366×768 based on sheer pixel count (1.3 megapixels vs. 1.0), but it's not wide enough to allow for Metro Snap.

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A friend of mine, who has the same monitor, just installed Win8. He said that the monitor is displaying the screen to widely... Thanks though. –  Dynamic Oct 28 '12 at 17:33
    
Just want to add, you should also be able to connect the monitor with the interfaces your computer provides. Otherwise you'll need a conversion adapter or in the worst case another graphics card. –  Tom Wijsman Oct 28 '12 at 19:59

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