How to Fix Windows 8 “Screen resolution is too low for this app to run”

First, press the Windows+R keys simultaneously.  Then type in regedit.exe and press enter.  This will bring up the Registry Editor.  Press ctrl+f and search for display1_downscalingsupported be sure to check the “Match whole string only” box.  When it finishes searching double click on it and change the 0 to a 1.  Reboot the computer and enjoy the apps.

Note if you do not have your graphics driver installed then you will not be able to find the display1_downscalingsupported in redgedit.

How To Make a Bootable Windows 8.1 Thumb Drive


  1. A Thumb Drive with 4+ GB of space
  2. Windows 8.1 iso
  3. A computer that can format NTFS
  4. Patience

The first thing we need to do format the thumb drive to NTFS.  In Windows you can do this by right clicking on your drive in Explorer click format and then click NTFS under “File system” then click format.

Once it is formatted you need to find the Windows 8.1 iso and mount it with your favorite iso mounter.  Once mounted just copy all the contents of the iso to your thumb drive.

Congratulations, you now have a bootable Windows 8.1 thumb drive.