How to Fix App Scaling Surface Pro 4 + Other High DPI Displays

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Video duration: 3:51
☀ After major Windows 10 updates (eg. Anniversary and Creators), you may have to re-run the ‘Prefer External Manifest.reg’ file.
☀ The fix may not work for some software.
☀ This may not work for RDP after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Ever opened a program on your Surface Pro 4 or any other high DPI display, only to put up with incredibly small panels, toolbars, or whatever it may be? Well fret no more – with this handy guide, you can fix this problem! And for all you smart cookies, this trick works for RDP too!

‘Prefer External Manifest.reg’ link:…

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24 thoughts on “How to Fix App Scaling Surface Pro 4 + Other High DPI Displays

    Brian Devlin

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    worked perfectly. Thank you. I had even called the software developer and they said they had no fix for it. Saved the day.

    Abdooo Zx

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    i help my friend coz of you


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    You are my hero

    Jan Olesen

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Workes for VirtualBox as well… thank you very much.

    Cleopatra B

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)


    Amjad Al-Jabri

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    man you're a true hero

    Michael Cisco

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Fixed QuickBooks. SOOOOO thankful to have normal size display.


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    It made my interface bigger but it ruins my pictures when I open & try to edit :(( I wish Adobe would do something about this scaling program. Hopefully I can delete this and suffer through the squinting for this one editing project

    Aisel Omerbashi

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Thank you man, it did worked for Rino 5


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    I love you :*

    Joshua Blondet Rivera

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    ahhhhh… perfect! many thanks!

    Abigail Moore

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Super helpful and easy fix on a Surface Pro 4 with web ROES downloads. Thanks so much!


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    You can comment out the trustinfo section and it will still work.


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Thank you, floory565! 🙂

    Nick yang

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)



    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    thanks my dude. This worked perfectly. I would just suggest, for those who are having issue, to go to the properties of the program u are trying to fix and uncheck the dpi scaling box under the compatibility menu

    payam abedian

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Thaaaaaanks man, God bless you :)))


    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Dude u are the best !! 😀

    Bradley Greek

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Fuck Yeah!!! Can I give you money, this man deserves money!!!!!

    Ines Moreno

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Someone called you lifesaver, to me you're an EYESAVER. Thanks!!

    Steve Hawzy

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    what a legend.. thank you

    Ethan Wu

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    I want ur wallpaper lol

    Review Bear

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Yes…YEEEES.. Unlimited scaling POOOWWWAAAH

    Digvijay Gusain

    (March 13, 2018 - 5:35 pm)

    Thank you, THANK YOU!!

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