Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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I have a question, is it possible to get true color and 1024x768 resolution on Windows 2000 on VMware? VMware Tools doesn't install.

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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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It is possible only with VMware Tools.

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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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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?
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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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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.
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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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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.
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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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install SP4
install KB891861
install VMware Tools

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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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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.
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Re: Windows 2000 on true color on VMware

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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.
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