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Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:04 am
by Winins
I have a question, is it possible to get true color and 1024x768 resolution on Windows 2000 on VMware? VMware Tools doesn't install.

Thanks.

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:41 am
by ToMi1
It is possible only with VMware Tools.

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:52 pm
by anonymous74
Yes, if you get vmware tools to install, you can even go up to 1920x1080 with true color on vmware. I've even gotten Windows 95 running with true color @1920x1080. What error are you getting with vmware tools?

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:44 pm
by Winins
anonymous74 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Yes, if you get vmware tools to install, you can even go up to 1920x1080 with true color on vmware. I've even gotten Windows 95 running with true color @1920x1080. What error are you getting with vmware tools?
I was getting a Windows Installer error until I figured that it needed an update for VMware Tools.

I got it working, so thanks for your suggestions.

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:38 pm
by Kimberly5384
It's a lot easier to install something like VMWare Tools on Windows VMs than it is to get aero working with VirtualBox nowadays, which is why I switched about two years ago with VMWare. It's not a recent version, but it does the job, and the compatibility is great out-of-the box with stuff like this.

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:11 pm
by backtofuture
install SP4
install KB891861
install VMware Tools

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:20 pm
by Kimberly5384
Oh yeah, you just need to install the display update, then run VMware tools. I can probably link it to you if you can't find it.

Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:02 am
by Winins
Again, I managed to install VMware Tools. Staff/Admins, please lock this topic because I don't need it anymore and the question has been answered.