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Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:09 am
by ColAvionLover
Hi

I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my netbook. When the installation ended, my screen resolution was 800*600, That's not the resolution of my device so I entered Windows Update and updated the screen driver. After that, the screen resolution came higher to 1024*600 but that's still not my screen resolution. My screen resolution is and must be 1024*768 and I don't know what to do for Windows to recognize it.

Any Ideas? This is a major problem as I can't use any W8 Default app as the minimum screen resolution must be 1024*768. When I connected it to a 17" monitor, all worked well, but I can't carry the monitor with me. :/

PD: My laptop screen is 8.9".

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:43 pm
by Aesma
So, your netbook has a 4/3 screen ? Pretty uncommon.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:53 pm
by mmedford
Probably a reason it's a beta release....


Driver support, isn't all there yet.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:11 pm
by ALTF4
Most netbooks have 1024*600.

You positive you have a 1024*768 screen? Link to model, please?

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:10 pm
by Vasu
I want to install the Windows 8 preview, but am worried that after a certain amount of time it'll stop working and Microsoft will force me to pay... does anyone know anything about it?

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:01 pm
by Quokkas
Quoting Vasu (Reply 4):
after a certain amount of time it'll stop working and Microsoft will force me to pay.

My initial understanding, based on what I had read in computer magazines, is that it was to be time limited to January 2013. I don't know if that has changed.

Beware. It is called a preview for a reason. The idea is that it is not the final release and is designed to get feedback and iron out any bugs. Once the final release is made available support for the preview will cease.

Unless you are installing it using the Microsoft Auto Installation method, installing it from a disc on a separate partition or are able to restore your original OS from a restore partition, if you don't wish to purchase W8 you will need to have the original OS disc that came with your system.

Have fun.  

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:15 pm
by ScarletHarlot
Quoting ColAvionLover (Thread starter):
My screen resolution is and must be 1024*768 and I don't know what to do for Windows to recognize it.

Right click on the desktop. Choose Screen Resolution. See what the maximum resolution in the dropdown is. If there's a 1024x768 choose that. Otherwise, go to your manufacturer's drivers page and find the driver for your video card.

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 3):
Most netbooks have 1024*600.

You positive you have a 1024*768 screen? Link to model, please?

Same question here.

There are hacks available online. Search for "windows 8 support netbook".

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:36 pm
by varigb707
Quoting ColAvionLover (Thread starter):
Any Ideas? This is a major problem

Boy, you are in for a thread from Microsoft. I made the mistake of installing W8. I knew this was a "evaluation" deal. But being a stubborn that i am, i still decided to try it out... Here's what I've got so far :

- My WiFi is a bit screwed. Does not start automatically anymore.
- Lost the START buttom. Got lucky and found out how to restores it though.
- Can't attach multiple files within Gmail. It's one at a time now.
- Slow boot up.
- Hibernation mode is no more. Sleep mode only. And those are causing the Wireless connection problems.
Now i have to manually connect back, every time i come back from Hibernate or Sleep modes. Dang it.
- And finally, can't uninstall W8. Must restore or recover. And the list goes on.

I'm only afraid i'll have to get stuck with this windows version if I can't get the real deal when it comes out at the end of 2012 or beginning 2013.

Well, there's a blog with updates. Check it out. It may be of help for you and anyone else who may need it.

Good luck ya'll...
Here's it is :
http://windows8beta.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Windows-8-Blog/112336722184017

[Edited 2012-03-04 13:43:59]

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:52 pm
by ALTF4
Quoting varigb707 (Reply 7):
i still decided to try it out...

I'm sorry, but you DO NOT try these things out unless you have a spare computer to run it on, run it in a virtual machine, or know how to re-install Windows 7.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:31 pm
by varigb707
Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 8):
how to re-install Windows 7.

Exactly!

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:59 pm
by zckls04
I might have to give this a go. I'm a bit worried though because Windows version always seem to go good/bad/good/bad, and we're due for a bad one:

95 
98  
ME 
XP  
Vista 
7  
8 ???

Let's hope this one breaks the curse.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:00 pm
by AirPacific747
I had the same problem on my netbook. I went to Samsungs support site, downloaded the display driver for Windows 7 and installed it. It worked without any problems, and now the apps in Windows 8 work on my netbook. Don't know about your manufacturer, but give it a try.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:08 am
by varigb707
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 10):
95 
98  
ME 
XP  
Vista 
7  
W8 ???
  

[Edited 2012-03-05 18:08:46]  yuck 

[Edited 2012-03-05 18:09:35]

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:29 pm
by Ken777
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 10):
Let's hope this one breaks the curse.

You forgot BOB.   

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:29 pm
by zckls04
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 13):
You forgot BOB.   

It's taken years of therapy, but yes I have!

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:16 am
by varigb707
Quoting zckls04 (Reply 14):
t's taken years of therapy, but yes I have!

great movie

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:11 pm
by ColAvionLover
Quoting Aesma (Reply 1):
So, your netbook has a 4/3 screen ? Pretty uncommon.

Negative. My notebook have a 16:9 aspect ratio screen.

Quoting ALTF4 (Reply 3):
You positive you have a 1024*768 screen? Link to model, please?

Acer Aspire One AOA150

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 7):
- Slow boot up.

Don't know why but my boot up is amazingly fast. In less than 10 seconds from Powering up, I'm ready to log in to my session.

Also file transferring speed has increased. In W7 from USB 2.0 to HDD speed was, on luckily times, 5 Mb/s. On W8 from USB 2.0 to HDD I have top speeds of 22 Mb/s.!!

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:16 pm
by GuitrThree
Quoting varigb707 (Reply 7):
- Lost the START buttom. Got lucky and found out how to restores it though.

From what everything I read, the START button was going away in 8.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:26 pm
by elbandgeek
The start button isn't gone. It's just hidden as a hotcorner. It was pretty much redundant anyway since I don't know anyone who uses 7 who doesn't just hit the Windows key on their keyboard and use the instant search, and that functionality hasn't changed in the slightest. If anything, it's even better now so I don't get why people are so up in arms about it other than complaining about change.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:10 am
by varigb707
Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 17):

Quoting varigb707 (Reply 7):
- Lost the START buttom. Got lucky and found out how to restores it though.

From what everything I read, the START button was going away in 8.

There´s a download for that. Nevertheless, i restored my notebook to factory settings and will keep W7. Forget W8.

RE: Windows 8 Screen Resolution

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:34 pm
by ALTF4
Quoting ColAvionLover (Reply 16):
Acer Aspire One AOA150

"LCD Properties 8.9" WSVGA high-brightness (typical 180-nit) Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, LED backlight, LVDS interface, 262,000 colors supported "

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/ne...oneaoa150/aspireoneaoa150sp2.shtml


 

It isn't Windows 8. Check the screen resolution in Windows 7, too.