PS My screen display settings are: 3200 x 1600.
Last edited by robinpe; 01 Aug 2016 at 06:35.
I have a retina MacBook Pro (which I have partitioned GPT using an EFI bootloader).
When I try to install Windows and accidentally pick the old BIOS based installer I get the miniscule boxes (and then it eventually says can't install to this drive). If I install EFI loader then it is all fine. This sounds similar to your issue.
You may want to check (or remake) your USB key. There is a tutorial here using Rufus which is pretty reliable. USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Can you not use the Lenovo recovery partition instead ?
I thought I might add that 2 hours ago I successfully dual booted my larger Acer laptop. I had already set aside a partition G: from my C: hard-drive in the amount of 50GB's. It was already using W.8.1 & I had no problem setting up W.10 as well. I might add I didn't have to change any priorities in the BIOS/UEFI, as I said before I selected 'setup.exe from the 'Sources' folder of my USB flash drive in File Explorer, (as suggested by Shawn Brink in one of his tutorials), & that gave me the opportunity of selecting the 'Custom: Install' necessary for dual-booting. I am in the process of setting up all my files, etc. but I thought I must answer your suggestions first.
Kbird, I can set the resolution at anything I want, but will that affect the setting-up procedure for W.8.1?
If I'm understanding you correctly I have the text, etc. scaled at 225%, can a change in this apply to setting up W.8.1?
lxO7, I didn't understand what you were getting at. I do know that when I went into the BIOS/UEFI of my Lenovo Ultrabook after I had inserted my bootable W.8.1 USB flash drive. Under EFI, I changed the position of EFI USB Device (Generic USB Storage), to above Windows Boot Manager. But I don't know why I did it. I'm not too familiar with the BIOS procedures. Thanks again guys. Please remember I'm 83 years old today, (2nd Aug.) & a bit slow on the uptake everyday!!
Some Programs are not what is known as High DPI Aware, so at resolutions above 1920 x 1080 they don't adjust themselves and you end up with teenie dialog boxes ,menus etc. ( At 4k you have 4x the pixels on-screen vs 1920 res.) I ran into this yesterday installing Office 2007 on a Surface 3 though not as extreme as your issue at 4k.
I am not sure if Win 10 has a Setup switch to set the res. or not?
PS. Happy Birthday !
I did not find any command-line switches after a quick google to set the Setup Resolution , Win10 may just use the "Native resolution" that the Laptop will report to win10 setup when it asks , unfortunately Setup does not appear to apply Scaling automatically too which at 4k would be 250% ?
Are you able to Use Assistive Technology (Ease Of Access Button )during the install ? if so you should be able to turn on the Magnifier Option after clicking the 3/4 Clock ? Icon (middle icon) like in the RH Corner in the image below.
Commandline Switches : these are what I found but there maybe hidden switches too ?
Windows 10 Setup Command Line Switches Home is where i lay my head
Windows Setup Command-Line Options
Thanks again for those tips Kbird. Now I'm having real problems: 'The blue screen of death' 3 times. So now I've got to try & work out what's causing that. I may have to do a factory reset & start from scratch. Upgrading to W.10 has brought me nothing but grief on this Ultrabook.
did you google the BSOD numbers ? it's unlikely you are the 1st one with that Code , so worth a search.
installing a BlueScreen Viewer like below may help identify the issue
Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files.
you maybe right , it may be easier to do a factory reestore and start again , especially now the Win10 Anniv. Update is here , which is a massive download in itself.