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Some netbooks or other small portable computers do not have the required screen resolution (1024x768 minimum) to run "I See Graphs".  This limitation can often be overcome without serious consequences.  Perform the following steps to force your small portable computer to do a reasonably good job in displaying the "I See Graphs" screens.

Caution:  If you make a mistake in changing a registry value, there could be dire consequences to your computer.  Please backup the computer's registry before you proceed.  If you do not feel completely confident in changing the registry, consult a computer professional.

On Vista and Windows 7 machines:

1.  Click "Start".

2.  Type "regedit" (without the quotation marks) in the input box.

A pop-up window should appear with regedit highlighted at the top.

3.  Right-click regedit, and select "Run as administrator".

4.  Click "Yes" to close the "User Access Control" window.

5.  Under "Computer" in the left-hand pane, select "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE".

6.  Click "Edit" in the menubar at the top of the window.

7.  Click "Find".

8.  Next to "Find what:", type "display1_downscalingsupported" (without the quotation marks) and click "Find Next".

9.  If the computer searches (perhaps several seconds) and displays the message, "Finished searching through the registry", you cannot solve the problem.  Close the registry.

10.  If the computer finds the requested text, it will display the text in highlighted format.  Right-click the highlighted text.

11.  Select "Modify".

12.  Change the "Value data:" from 0 to 1.  Click "OK".

Close the registry.

After restarting the computer, it should do a reasonably good job of displaying "I See Graphs" and any other program that requires a high resolution screen.  One known shortcoming is that the equation box that is usually displayed at the bottom of each graph under the "Slider Graphs" tab will not be displayed.

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