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    I know this is not a fire related thread but, we recived 3 computers from a donation. I had to reinstall windows 2000 on them. I have never messed with 2000 all of the rest of our computers have XP. I can only get 16 colors on 2000. Is there something else I need to do to get 32?

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    I have went to the display section and all that shows up is 16 colors.

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    Not absolutely sure, but sounds like you may have to upgrade the video/graphics card. But my real suggestion would be to dump the W2K and load up your XP. That way all systems are compatible.
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    yea I thought about that

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    Find out what kind of video card you have and download Windows 2000 drivers for it. You can usually go to the PC manufacturer's website and search for that model to find drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkfd7505
    Find out what kind of video card you have and download Windows 2000 drivers for it. You can usually go to the PC manufacturer's website and search for that model to find drivers.
    Thats a good thought too. Might be the short way to a "fix".
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    PKFD's right.

    Win2K out of the box probably didn't recognize the video card or didn't have the right drivers for it, so it's using a generic set that is good enough to get you something.

    As long as the card was around when Win2K was, the manufacturer should have the drivers or directions what settings to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    COLORS?? Computers have Colors??
    Noone should need more then 2 colors, black and green. Just like no computer should need more then 16k of memory.

    Back to the topic, as said above, go and get the most up to date drivers for you r video card. Chances are Win2k couldn't determine your exact card when it was installed and just picked a generic VGA as the "Lowest common denominator".

    Make sure your video card is correctly identified under "Display->Settings->Advanced->Adapters" and grab the drivers and you should be good to go.

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    W2K was a disaster of an OS. Load XP with service pack 2.

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    I'll disagree. I find Win2k Pro and Server to be very stable. Also note, Win2k was not designed for the "home" user. Win ME (which was for the "home" user)...that is a disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    I'll disagree. I find Win2k Pro and Server to be very stable. Also note, Win2k was not designed for the "home" user. Win ME (which was for the "home" user)...that is a disaster.
    Agree w/Bones. Win2K is very stable and reliable. We're still running 2000 server in my office but it isn't for your home machine. Windows ME on the other hand should be taken out and shot.

    Also, like everyone else said, the original poster has a video driver problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EFD840
    Agree w/Bones. Win2K is very stable and reliable. We're still running 2000 server in my office but it isn't for your home machine. Windows ME on the other hand should be taken out and shot.

    Also, like everyone else said, the original poster has a video driver problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    I'll disagree. I find Win2k Pro and Server to be very stable. Also note, Win2k was not designed for the "home" user. Win ME (which was for the "home" user)...that is a disaster.
    Exactly. I work doing computer maintenance for a place with 500+ computers. We are still putting W2k on our lower end ones. I find it to be a good operating system for those computers whose specs aren't exactly, up to par. Also, I think at least 2/3 of our servers had Win2k Server Edition.

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