need help / work around for win 8

Sweney

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hi guys i try to go to the windows store to update to win 8.1 but it says my resolution is too low im running on a 720 monitor and it needs 768 in order to work. curious if any of u have a work around for it that cold help me in this situation. all i really want to do in the store is update my version of in 8 any help is appreciated
 

samoz83

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Wait metro store needs at least 1024 x 768? Your monitor doesn't do over that res?
 

Sweney

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im on a 720p television connected via hdmi when i go for a higher res i get a blackscreen and cant see anything.
 
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Sweney

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no it wont let me ive read about a registry workaround but i didnt want to try that before i checked with u guys on here

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like i said all i want is to use the store to update to 8.1 then i wont be in the store ever gain lol

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actually i might just conect it to the 51inch plasma we have in the living room and download it that way, i dont use the metro features in win 8
 

samoz83

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Apart from finding an iso and reinstalling 8.1 instead of 8 that's probably the best idea to connect it to the other screen
 

Sweney

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hi sam just curious im plugged into my 720 p tv via hdmi would it make a difference if u used the Vga cable i have and selected the pc mode on the tv?
 

samoz83

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It depends on the model, each has different modes it can display by different inputs, should be in the manual :)
 

Steffos666

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holy shit that microsoft got this idea that you need a 1080p desctop to get in the shop :D so im happy to have my new desctop ;) otherwise i would have the same problem
 

samoz83

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Because it makes life a lot easier for developers, and nearly all monitors can do that resolution
 

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Because it makes life a lot easier for developers, and nearly all monitors can do that resolution

i know sam ;)

but the emphasis i on "nearly". i think its a bit stupid you plugin your screen and the OS is saying NOPE like in sweneys case. its a bit like the opposite it should be in my eyes.

however, i run well with my win7 and i guess i will look at win9 at the earliest.
 

samoz83

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Because it makes life a lot easier for developers, and nearly all monitors can do that resolution

i know sam ;)

but the emphasis i on "nearly". i think its a bit stupid you plugin your screen and the OS is saying NOPE like in sweneys case. its a bit like the opposite it should be in my eyes.

however, i run well with my win7 and i guess i will look at win9 at the earliest.
To be fair this is the first ever time I've heard of one not being able to do that res :p weird
 

Sweney

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This tv is old. Its set to its native resolution if that means anything :) I just need a 32 inch 1080 tv/monitor now :)
 

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Because it makes life a lot easier for developers, and nearly all monitors can do that resolution

i know sam ;)

but the emphasis i on "nearly". i think its a bit stupid you plugin your screen and the OS is saying NOPE like in sweneys case. its a bit like the opposite it should be in my eyes.

however, i run well with my win7 and i guess i will look at win9 at the earliest.

same same here. heard only good news about win9. hopefully it gets out beginning of 2015 (when germany is world soccer champion since half a year.) :)