Question Windows 8.1 wont install because screen resolution is too small

Plicker19

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I am trying to install windows 8.1 on my computer but the screen is too small. is there a solution to this?
 

onespeedbiker

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I assume you have a laptop. As mentioned above, the easy work around is to use an external monitor with the required resolution. Once you have done this, you simply need to install the drivers for your graphics card and the resolution will change to the laptops recommended resolution. There is another way that is more involved described in this link. https://www.wikihow.com/Install-Windows-8.1-on-a-Netbook-with-a-1024x600-Display

OTOH, most computers that can handle Windows 7, can handle Windows 10; further it is a very easy path to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and Windows 10 has a lower minimum resolution, so it won't be the issue it is with Windows 8. Further, running Windows 8 with lower resolution, negates the ability to use many of Windows 8's apps.
 

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