Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
Windows Steve Ballmer has just announced that in the first three days of being on sale, more than 4 million people have bought the Windows 8 upgrade. This doesn't count OEM installations or Microsoft's own Surface - just individual upgrades. Definitely a promising start for Windows 8, but then, these are most likely enthusiasts (I'm one of those four million), so we still don't know a whole lot. I'm patiently waiting for the response from regular consumers.
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RE: Not Ringing My Bell So Far
by n4cer on Wed 31st Oct 2012 17:01 UTC in reply to "Not Ringing My Bell So Far"
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4. After the upgrade Windows politely explains that my screen resolution is too low for "Windows Snap" to work (or something like that). I think to myself; "Who cares. Sounds like something I don't need anyhow, Right?".

Wrong. Turns out that if your resolution is too low for snap. It's too low for everything! As a consequence I cannot run any Metro app. The entire Win8 start screen is just a bunch of pretty boxes of no bloody use whatsoever. msUpgradePointsTally--;

This is not true.
Snap requires a minimum resulution of 1366x768.
Metro requires a minimum resolution of 1024x768.

As long as your screen resolution is at least 1024x768, you should be able to run Metro apps regardless of whether your resolution supports Snap.

If your resolution is below 1024x768, then you cannot run Metro apps.

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