Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

RefreshRate specifies the screen refresh rate to apply to the graphics adapter.

This setting is used to configure only Windows PE, 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.


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 screen refresh rate to apply to the graphics adapter.

For example, to specify a refresh rate of 60 hertz, set RefreshRate to 60.

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

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Setup | Display | RefreshRate

Applies To

For the list of the supported 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.


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