Netbook 101 – How to get 1024×768 Screen Resolution

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8 Apr, 2010 2:00 pm


This something most moderate users will know how to do. For those just learning here is a nice How To Video produced by CE’s GeekBook walking you through how to get 1024×768 Screen Resolution. This gives you a little more screen real estate at the top and bottom of the screen.

Hope you enjoy this Netbook 101 how to video!

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  • Lomax

    Many net-book’s have 1024×600 set as default from the factory. It means you are not able to change the screen resolution as we use to do normally, because there is not higher resolution to choose.

    The problem can be solve this way, by your one risk: I know it works, because I did it on my New netbook. :

    To Change Your Netbook’s Screen Resolutions?

    1024×768 or higher resolution on your netbook via this registry hack.

    Many netbooks come with a default 1024×600 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:

    Go to the Start menu and type in regedit in the search box,
    then hit Enter.
    Scroll up on the left pane to make sure you are at the very
    top of the tree.
    At the top menu, go to Edit then Find…and search for
    Change each instance you find (you’ll likely find 2 results
    for this) from “0″ to “1″. Make sure you change
    every found instance, because otherwise the hack won’t work (in my
    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 1024×768 as well as 1152×864 resolutions for your
    netbook, in addition to your previous resolutions.


    Keep in mind that while this registry hack has been shown to work
    with a number of netbooks from different manufacturers, it might not
    work with all netbooks, and modifying your registry is always
    something you do at your own risk. It’s always a good idea to backup
    your registry before making any changes by going to the file menu and
    exporting it.

    (Note: Changing your default screen resolution on your netbook
    will most likely make it look a bit stretched out. You can try going
    into the advanced display properties for the Intel Graphics Media
    Accelerator, assuming you have an Intel GMA, where you have an option
    to set the aspect ratio to “maintain aspect ratio,” but
    this has never seemed to work or apply for me; still, worth a try.)

  • Steve8

    Good advice!!