Microsoft KB Archive/254265
Article ID: 254265
Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
This article was previously published under Q254265
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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
After you upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000, or after you install Windows NT 4.0 drivers in Windows 2000, and you click the Advanced button on the Settings tab under Display in Control Panel, you may receive an error message.
This behavior occurs because none of the video drivers shipped with Windows 2000 support hardware acceleration of OpenGL.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To work around this behavior, alter or delete all the values under the following key in the registry:
Follow these steps:
- Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
Locate the following key in the registry:
- Delete all the values in the key.
- Quit Registry Editor.
Video adapter manufacturers may provide Windows 2000-compatible drivers that support hardware acceleration of OpenGL.
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