256 color in Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Lam, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Lam

    Lam Guest

    how can I enable 256 color in windows 2003?
    I can only chose 16 bit or 32 bit now
    Lam, Oct 29, 2003
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  2. Lam

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Check the hardware manufacturer's web site for a Windows 2003 driver for
    your graphics adapter.
    256 color = 8 bit
    Dave Patrick, Oct 29, 2003
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  3. Lam,

    Do you have the manufacturer's video drivers for your adapter?
    Are you using the drivers "built-in" to Windows Server 2003?

    Bill F. (Windows Setup MVP)
    Bill Frisbee [MVP], Oct 30, 2003
  4. Lam

    Lam Guest

    I am using the driver in windows 2003
    but event when I installed the driver from manufacturer, I still
    won;t be able to chose the 256 color
    Lam, Oct 30, 2003
  5. The only choices you get in 2003 are 16 bit or 32 bit, both of which have
    more than 256 colors.

    If you have an application that requires 256 colors to run, you can right on
    the application and choose properties, go to the compatibility tab. There
    is a check box for 256 colors. This will run the program in 256 colors when
    you launch it.

    Best Regards,

    John Bay, MCSE 2000
    Microsoft Support Engineer

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    John Bay \(MSFT\), Nov 4, 2003
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