256 color in WIN2K?

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ZhakirSetie
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256 color in WIN2K?

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Hello I am new here... I wanted to see what was the oldest OS I could install on this old computer I have here. It was Windows 2000. I like Windows 2000 because it is like Windows XP but with a different task bar and stuff like that etc. Anyways, I've been trying to get 256 color mode on the computer running Windows 2000. I wasn't able to do this... I've tried using virtualbox guest additions and that didn't work. I tried using scitech display doctor 7 and that didnt work. I tried using an iso file called 256color.iso that I know worked on other operating systems. This computer is using internal graphics. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: 256 color in WIN2K?

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What is your "internal graphics"? You may search a driver for your graphics that are compatible with win2k instead.
Can i upload nfs the run (when it becomes abandonware) and get ftp access?

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Re: 256 color in WIN2K?

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ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
I like Windows 2000 because it is like Windows XP but with a different task bar and stuff like that etc.
In other words, XP with Inexperience Patcher would be the same experience for you.
ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
I've tried using virtualbox guest additions and that didn't work.
Why would you do that if it's a physical machine? Is it even a physical machine? I'm honestly not even sure about that.
ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
I tried using scitech display doctor 7 and that didnt work.
I don't consider graphics cards using SciTech Display Doctor or VBEMP to be compatible with the OS. And what does "didn't work" mean?
ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
I tried using an iso file called 256color.iso
It contains an outdated version of VBEMP for 9x, of course it won't work on 2k.
ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
This computer is using internal graphics.
And I use a phone with a special feature: touch screen. How is this going to tell anyone what's your graphics?
ZhakirSetie wrote:
Mon May 31, 2021 9:13 am
Any ideas?
Actually specify what's your computer so someone can solve your problem without having to do witchcraft.

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Re: 256 color in WIN2K?

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You can install it in VMware Player/Workstation, 256 colors works fine there
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