Can't change video from 16 bit to 32 bit color in XP Mode


Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
79
Reaction score
7
I am unable to switch color depth from 16 to 32 bit in XP Mode.
Nvidia website says I have the correct & latest driver installed.

This problem is preventing me from running some of my old graphics programs.

Any thoughts?
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
3,482
Reaction score
632
Unfortunately it appears as though you can only use 16-bit colour in XP Mode, unless you disable Integration Services (you can to this from the Tools menu in Windowed mode). If that is disabled you can then use 32-bit colour, but you lose other abilities as a sacrifice.
 
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
79
Reaction score
7
OK, I understand what you are saying about Integration Service but, what Tools Menu in which window?

I only got 1 1/2 hours sleep last night :( so I'm easily confused today :confused:.
 

Ian

Administrator
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
3,482
Reaction score
632
It's in the main Virtual PC Window, it should look like the screenshot below. I am having some problems with XPM on my machine (I uninstalled it and now it won't reinstall for some reason) otherwise I would have posted an article on it for you. You may need to press ALT for the menus to appear, I can't remember if that is the case.

 
Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
79
Reaction score
7
I just clicked the Restore button to get the menu to appear.
I changed the setting to Manual, I now have 32 bit.

Thanks Ian
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Aug 18, 2009
Messages
79
Reaction score
7
If you can't re-install XP Mode you will probably need to manually delete the folder(s) associated with it, then run a registry cleaner such as IObit Advanced System Care or CCleaner. I would run both.
 
Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top