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Cannot install program because of low resolution on netbook


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My professor has a netbook and he has to install the Britannica Encyclopedia 2009 on it, but it requires 1024x768 resolution and he has 1024x600, since the difference is very small and he can just reduce it a bit, is it possible to trick the installer so it doesn't give the error about the low resolution causing the install process to fail? By the way, the netbook meets all the other system requirements requirements, and it has Windows XP on it.

Thanks for the help!! :)

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I think, you want to resolve something what can't be done.
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You'll be able to install it on the netbook if you plug in an external monitor for the installation process.
In order for this to work, do the following:
1] Attach the external monitor
2] Use Fn+F2 to set the system so that the screen is displayed on the external monitor *only* (otherwise the netbook monitor will still be the "primary" monitor, and the Britannica installation only checks the resolution of the primary monitor).
3] Go to ControlPanel/Display to set the resolution of screen 2 (the external monitor) to 1024x768 or above
4] Run the Britannica installation

My professor has a netbook and he has to install the Britannica Encyclopedia 2009 on it, but it requires 1024x768 resolution and he has 1024x600, since the difference is very small and he can just reduce it a bit, is it possible to trick the installer so it doesn't give the error about the low resolution causing the install process to fail? By the way, the netbook meets all the other system requirements requirements, and it has Windows XP on it.

Thanks for the help!! :)

Marwan


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I forgot to add: once you install it via the external monitor, you'll be able to use it without a problem on your regular netbook screen as well (only the setup checks the resolution, while the installed Britannica application runs just fine on lower resolutions).


You'll be able to install it on the netbook if you plug in an external monitor for the installation process.
In order for this to work, do the following:
1] Attach the external monitor
2] Use Fn+F2 to set the system so that the screen is displayed on the external monitor *only* (otherwise the netbook monitor will still be the "primary" monitor, and the Britannica installation only checks the resolution of the primary monitor).
3] Go to ControlPanel/Display to set the resolution of screen 2 (the external monitor) to 1024x768 or above
4] Run the Britannica installation

My professor has a netbook and he has to install the Britannica Encyclopedia 2009 on it, but it requires 1024x768 resolution and he has 1024x600, since the difference is very small and he can just reduce it a bit, is it possible to trick the installer so it doesn't give the error about the low resolution causing the install process to fail? By the way, the netbook meets all the other system requirements requirements, and it has Windows XP on it.

Thanks for the help!! :)

Marwan


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