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Windows 7: I got XP mode to display 24-bit color with integration!

09 Nov 2009   #21
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Glad to hear you got it working! XP Mode is very strange as it did that same exact thing to me in the beginning. Sometimes things work, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes things get stuck in an endless loop of logging in and logging out.

Hopefully Microsoft fixes these problems in the future. And remember to give me a rep if I helped you guys out!


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14 Dec 2009   #22
krishna19

Windows 7 RTM X64 Ultimate
 
 

Thnx Hughshaw! got it to work in a flash!
Method 1 was easier to try, but still like the second one :P
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14 Dec 2009   #23
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Actually, the absolute easiest method would be to just run the REG file in post #10. Glad it's working out for you.
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23 Jan 2010   #24
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
I found an easier way to get 24 bit colors with integration on here.
1. Run regedit in XP.
2. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services].
3. Add a DWORD Value named "ColorDepth" w/o parenthesis.
4. Right-click it, modify, then put "4" in the Value data.
5. Restart XP mode.

On another note, if you clicked the link above, you'll notice that he said 32-bit color is possible with XP mode, but you'll have to make extensive changes to the RDP!
Are there any other applicable values other than 4?
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06 Feb 2010   #25
GIGN1987

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
I found an easier way to get 24 bit colors with integration on here.
1. Run regedit in XP.
2. Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services].
3. Add a DWORD Value named "ColorDepth" w/o parenthesis.
4. Right-click it, modify, then put "4" in the Value data.
5. Restart XP mode.

On another note, if you clicked the link above, you'll notice that he said 32-bit color is possible with XP mode, but you'll have to make extensive changes to the RDP!
Are there any other applicable values other than 4?
well good question, i tried to experiment with this but i get 8 bit color
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07 Feb 2010   #26
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So it would seem not then.
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16 Feb 2010   #27
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

my words are still fairly jagged even after the 24bit change :/
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16 Feb 2010   #28
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You need to enable cleartype. Follow this wizard and youl notice the difference.
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16 Feb 2010   #29
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
You need to enable cleartype. Follow this wizard and youl notice the difference.
Hmm, i see the difference now, but i still get a better picture without integration...
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16 Feb 2010   #30
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Could be because its 24-bit colour.
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