Windows XP mode 256 Colors

I have this program that uses a 16-Bit installer, and I have a 64-bit computer, so I used Windows XP mode. The program installed okay, but It requires 256-colors. I checked the box for 256-colors, but it didn't change the colors at all. How can I get it to change to 256-colors?

(640x480 also doesn't work. The only compatibility setting that works is the disable visual themes.)


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Last updated February 29, 2020 Views 2,759 Applies to:

Hi Tim194,


I would recommend checking Microsoft TechNet community. Please visit the links below to find a community that will offer the support you request in the right direction for Windows Virtual PC and XP mode related issues-


Hope this helps.

Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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