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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by fevola25, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. fevola25

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    Have an old computer which isnt big enough for XP so Ive put windows 98 on it for a mate. How do i get the full 256?? colors?? Ive been in the control panel and all that but it doesnt seem to work... I have done it before its just i cant remember! lol

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  2. nooter

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    If 256 color is not listed in the display settings in control panel you may need to update video drivers.
     
  3. fevola25

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    Ok and how do i do that??


    Ok i sound blonde! l
     
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    Go into control panel and double click on the display icon and under the settings tab see if it list 256 color, if not in control panel under system go to device manager and click on the display adapter and that will tell you what the display adapter is. Right click on it and select properties and then update driver. It may prompt you for the windows disk.
     
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    thanks.. now if that doesnt work what next?? sorry to be a bother!
     
  6. nooter

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    No bother at all. Updating the driver really should provide you with 256 color.
     
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    yeh i know!! thats what i thought.. it didnt ask me to put in the 98 disc though.. should it have done that?
     
  8. nooter

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    Not if the cab files are already on the hard drive. Did that give you the 256 color?
     
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    no it didnt.. i updated it and it hasnt changed anything
     
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    In control panel under display\settings what is the screen resolution set at and what is the color quality set at?
     
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    its set at 16 colors and 640 x480 pixels.. and i cant move the bar further along either..
     
  12. nooter

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    What type of display adapter does it say you have.
     
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    Standard PCI Graphic Adapter (VGA)
     
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    Oh no have i lost you now?? Seemed like we were just getting somewhere! lol
     
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    The Standard PCI Graphic Adapter (VGA) is used by win98 as default. You need to find what video card is installed in your system and get the proper drivers for it.
     
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