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How do I get to a lower color quality than 16 bit on Windows XP? Answered

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BurfBest Answer (author)2010-06-11

To the best of my knowledge, you can't, not without some additional software. 16 or 32 bit settings are the only user settings available in XP.

I vaguely recall seeing some software that opened up an 8 bit option but I don't recall the name or where, exactly, I saw it.

I suggest you search for " How to set 8 bit color quality on Win XP"

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orksecurity (author)2010-06-11

Rightclicck on Desktop. Select Properties. Select the Settings tab. Adjust resolution and color depth to suit your needs. Hit OK.

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orksecurity (author)orksecurity2010-06-11

I'm presuming you're referring to display resolution. If you meant something else, please clarify.

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orksecurity (author)orksecurity2010-06-11

In that case, my answer should give you what you're asking for.

Which may or may not be what you want, since you didn't tell us why you want it.

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master key (author)orksecurity2010-06-11

Sorry,I meant color quality.

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AndyGadget (author)2010-06-11

Refer to the answer I gave HERE a few days ago.  XP is the same and 256 colour mode is one of the options.

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Re-design (author)AndyGadget2010-06-11

That's the one I was looking to quote but couldn't find it.

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AndyGadget (author)Re-design2010-06-11

Neither could I - Maybe the author deleted it. (I think deleted items still lurk in the system.)  I had a comment to link back to it from though.

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lemonie (author)2010-06-11

8-bit-colour software (e.g. Doom) can run under XP, but what is it you're trying to use? L

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