How to get better resolution on your standard 10 inch netbook

Most of the 10 inch netbooks available right now on the market ship with a standard resolution of 1024 x 600 px. Only in the last months we’ve started to see more HD 10 inch display, with the higher 1366 x 768 px res.

I for one like the lower res on my Toshiba and wouldn’t trade it for the HD one in a million years. I’ve tested the HD and experienced some extreme headaches caused by reading the tiny text for a longer time. So big res 10 inch screens are a no no for me.

Still, I noticed that quite a few of you guys enjoy it, so here’s a quick tweak i found on forums that will help you get better res for your standard 10 inch display.

First, i’ll have to tell you that you are going to get 1024 x 768 and 1152 x 864 px res available for the 10 inch display . These are not HD resolutions as you might have reckon and will translate in text skews and compressed displayed content. In most cases, the result won’t be that great, but hey, if you want the increased resolution, you should give these tweaks a try. And one more thing. This only works on Windows 7 equipped netbooks.

Here’s what you have to do:

1) Run regedit
1a) If you are not on higest tree level, go to him (by click on “Computer” from key tree)
2) Search and modify all values “Display1_DownScalingSupported” from “0” to “1”
3) Restart the system
4) Enjoy the two new resolutions: 1024×768 px and 1152×864 px

Now, when selecting a resolution in Windows you’ll get the extra methods above. However, be aware that these tweaks might not work on all netbooks (it was tested by users on the 1000H, 1005He or the 1005HA Asus devices) and might cause software instability when changing between options.

Also, if the method described above is too tough, you can also install the graphic driver that comes with this tweak already attached from here: or use a software like Netbook Resolution Changer (details about it in here) .

More details on EEEUser Forum .

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  1. Faris July 1, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Cant work on Samsung Netbook NP-NC110-P04SA

  2. Amung August 13, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Does it work on windows 8.1

  3. afe September 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I can’t find d “Display1_DownScalingSupported” on regedit on my HP mini 110-1199ed
    s/n: VJ216EA#ABH. please reply, I need to increase my resolution. thanks.

  4. vipin November 12, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I can’t find d “Display1_DownscalingSupported” on regedit on my Acer Aspire One D257 . Please rply me.

  5. Dara April 1, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Help,my PC turning into red screen.

  6. Bruce April 9, 2015 at 1:45 am

    This works on Windows 8.1 and 10.
    You can also do the same thing on Ubuntu using XRANDR like this:
    xrandr –output LVDS1 –mode 1024×600 –scale 1.00×1.28 –panning 1024×768

  7. oreste April 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Hi guys. Sorry for my English, but I’m Italian. The monitor of my asus eee 1005HA has broken and has cracked the glass. I thought of buying one with higher resolution. Know you recommend a compatible model?

  8. richarduie August 2, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    On Debian and derivatives, e.g., Ubuntu, Kali, Mint:

    # “scale” 1536×900 of display into 1024×600 resolution without scrolling
    xrandr –output LVDS1 –mode 1024×600 –panning 1536×900 –scale 1.5×1.5

    By using proportional scaling, no deformation.

  9. bruce September 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    i just tried it on windows 10 for Toshiba Netbook NB305 and it work.

  10. Kyrin October 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Works regardless of windows version. Tested on 8 & 10 (Intel Pineview Platform IGP) Had to disable driver acquisition through windows update otherwise it’ll kill opengl (“gdi generic” software renderer), hdmi, the control panel

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