Program not showing well in High DPI Mode on Microsoft Surface

Recently had a user trying to open a program on a Microsoft surface which had the highest resolution setting using a terminal server and the resolution was far too small on the program.

You can change this to use a standard DPI mode via the steps below

  1. Open the Registry and add the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > SideBySide

  1. Right-click, select NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
  2. Type PreferExternalManifest, and then press ENTER.
  3. Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
  4. Enter Value Data and select Decimal.

Per this document : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/912949/some-third-party-applications-that-use-external-manifest-files-stop-wo

Then find the program executable ( .exe ) and create a program.exe.manifest ( Program being the program name ) in the same folder with the code from the below

https://github.com/pariswells/pariswells.com/blob/master/program.exe.manifest

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