HorizontalResolution specifies the horizontal resolution to apply to the graphics adapter.

The HorizontalResolution setting is used to configure Windows PE only, and is not applied to the Windows installation. To change the display settings for the Windows installation, see Display in the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component.

Note   We recommend that you use the default settings. If you select a value for this setting that is not supported by Windows PE, your video adapter, or the display monitor, then Windows PE might show only a blank screen and will not display an error.



Specifies the horizontal resolution to apply to the video adapter.

For example, to specify a horizontal resolution of 640, set HorizontalResolution to 640.

The value must be supported by the video adapter and the display monitor.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

microsoft-windows-setup- | Display | HorizontalResolution

Applies To

Note   This setting only affects the Windows Setup process on BIOS-based computers. UEFI-based computers are not affected by these settings.

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see microsoft-windows-setup-.

XML Example

The following XML output sets the display resolution to 640x480, with 16-bit color depth and a refresh rate of 60 hertz.