Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful video editing software used by professionals and amateurs alike. However, sometimes when trying to open the software, you may encounter an error message that says “Your screen resolution is below the minimum required 1024 x 768. Please increase your screen resolution or adjust the DPI scaling setting in your Display preference to a smaller size“.
This error message may not always indicate that your screen resolution does not meet the minimum requirements for using Premiere Pro, as many users have reported encountering the error even with larger screen resolutions.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to fix this issue, starting with adjusting the DPI scaling setting. If this does not resolve the issue, we will then move on to checking your screen resolution and updating your graphics driver.
Adjust the DPI scaling setting
The first step in fixing the “screen resolution below minimum required” error is to adjust the DPI scaling setting (to make everything bigger or smaller). The DPI scaling setting determines the size of text, apps, and other items on your screen. If this setting is set to a larger size, it may cause the “screen resolution below minimum required 1024×768” error in Premiere Pro.
Many users have reported that simply reducing the scale from 150% to 125% or smaller can resolve the issue. Here’s how to adjust the DPI scaling setting in Windows 11 or Windows 10:
- Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Display Settings from the context menu.
- In the Display Settings window, look for the Scale and layout section.
- Click the drop-down menu next to “Scale” and change the DPI scaling to a smaller size. A common solution is to reduce the scale from 150% to 125% or smaller.
- The changes will be applied immediately after choosing a scaling.
After adjusting the DPI scaling setting, try opening Adobe Premiere Pro again to see if the error message has been resolved.
Check your screen resolution
If adjusting the DPI scaling setting does not resolve the issue, the next step is to check your screen resolution. A screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or higher is required for using Premiere Pro. If your screen resolution is lower than this, you will need to increase it to meet the minimum requirements. Here’s how:
- Right-click any empty space on your desktop and select Display Settings.
- In the Display Settings window, find the Display Resolution setting.
- Ensure that your screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768 pixels or higher.
- If your screen resolution is lower than 1024 x 768 pixels, click the Display Resolution drop-down menu and select a higher resolution.
- The changes will be applied immediately.
It’s important to note that increasing your screen resolution may affect the clarity of your display, as text and images may appear smaller. However, this is a small price to pay for being able to use Premiere Pro.
Update your graphics driver
If your screen resolution is already set to 1024 x 768 or higher and adjusting the DPI scaling setting has not resolved the issue, it is possible that your graphics driver is out-of-date. Updating your graphics driver can resolve the “screen resolution below minimum required” error in Premiere Pro. To update your graphics driver, follow these steps:
- Go to the manufacturer’s website of your graphics card (e.g., Nvidia, AMD, Intel, etc.).
- Download and install the latest driver for your graphics card.
- Restart your computer to apply the changes.
Alternatively, you update your graphics driver by simply running Windows Update. Windows Update can automatically detect and install updates for all your drivers, including your graphics driver, ensuring that they are always up-to-date and functioning optimally.
- Connect to an external monitor: If you are using a laptop or tablet, connecting to an external monitor with a higher screen resolution may help resolve the error.
- Restart your computer: Sometimes, simply restarting your computer can resolve the error.
- Check your computer’s specifications: Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for running Adobe Premiere Pro. If your computer does not meet the requirements, upgrading your hardware may be necessary to resolve the error.
- Try a different version of Premiere Pro: If you are using an older version of Premiere Pro, upgrading to a newer version may resolve the error. Alternatively, if you are using a newer version of Premiere Pro, trying an older version may resolve the error.
- Check for updates: Make sure that you have the latest updates for Premiere Pro and your operating system. Updating the software can sometimes resolve the error.