Roxio: Application won't launch due to error message, "The current dsplay settings do not meet the minimum requirements for this application."

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Symptoms

Your Roxio application window is much too big to fit your screen area, and as a result you are unable to access the control buttons, such as the burn button in MyDVD or the record button in Easy VHS to DVD Plus.

The image below shows you what you might see when your MyDVD app window is blown out on your screen. Notice that the top and bottom areas truncated:

MyDVD window blown out size on high DPI screen

The image below shows the MyDVD app window in full.

The MyDVD app window in its original size

You may also be receiving an error message stating, "The current display settings do not meet the minimum requirements for this application. Please change the screen resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher, and the color quality to 16-bit or higher", in which case your Roxio application won't actually launch due to the unfulfilled requirement.

Change display settings window

Cause

This is not caused by any resolution or color depth settings, as the error message above states, but a very high DPI setting. The DPI (dots per inch) determines how big the elements on your screen will appear, including text, icons, and of course application windows.

Resolution

To fix this problem, you will need to go into your Windows 10 settings and scale down the DPI size. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Windows start menu and select Settings

    Windows 10 settings window
     
  2. Click on the System icon

    The System window of Windows 10 Settings
     
  3. In most cases, the Display item will already be selected in the navigation panel on the left-hand side. If it is not, scroll up or down as needed, locate the Display item, and select it;
  4. If you are using more than one display, make sure you select the display you want to change by selecting its number. See the previous screenshot;
  5. Scroll down to the "Scale and layout" section and click on the box under "Change the size of text, apps, and other items"

    The Scale and layout section of the Display settings window.
     
  6. From the drop-down menu, select 100% if it is not already selected (which it likely isn't). If your current setting is above the recommended scale, try the recommended percentage first and see if that fixes the problem.

    Change size of text, apps, and other items drop down menu
     
  7. Your display will automatically adjust itself to the new DPI setting once done.

Now try launching your Roxio application again. The entire application window should now fit snuggly within your screen real estate.

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