A registry needs to be added to enable the higher resolution (1024 x 768) for Windows 8 applications.
- Run REGEDIT
- Backup the registry to a file for recovery if required
- Next, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video
- Find the folder with 0000 and 0001
- In the 0000 folder, add a new DWORD "Display1_DownScalingSupported"
- Set the value to 1
- Quit REGEDIT and reboot the laptop
- After the laptop is boot up, change the display resolution to 1024 x 768