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The NRC: Netbook Resolution Customizer

I have a netbook HP mini 2140 with screen resolution 1024x576. It not enough for many daily work now. My Nexus 7 is 1280×800 pixels!

How could I change the netbook resolution to make it easier for my development?

First, I found the software – NRC: Netbook Resolution Customizer 1.0.8. It’s amazing, and works fine for me. Though sometimes it is not as stable as I expected.

There’s another solution by editing the register of windows, Run command regedit and search keyword “Display1_DownScalingEnabled” or “Display1_DownScalingSupported”, and change them from 0 to 1. but i found that some of the value is in hex: 00 00 00 00, some binary.

Though i have no idea which register item works, but maybe following items matters.


These appears in the register path “[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ialm\Device0]” of my HP mini 2140 (WinXP).

Some items also found in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM*ControlSet003**\Services\ialm\Device1] and [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM*ControlSet004**\Services\ialm\Device1]

It may be different.

No matter what, after I update the register and running the NRC, I could change the screen resolution now. Sometimes with scrollable large area, sometimes scaled without scrollable screen area.

It’s good enough! But I could not restore it to 1024 x 576 :-p

There’s another solution for Intel Graphics: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/custom-resolutions-on-intel-graphics/

The PowerStrip 3.9 is another tool.

NRC;Netbook Resolution Customizer;HP mini 2140;Nexus 7