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Windows 98 SE (in Vmware Fusion 4.0.1 (474597), OS X Lion) stuck in 32 bit mode


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Hi all,

A bizarre thing: I cannot downgrade my colour settings in my guest OS Windows 98 SE. It asks that I restart the guest OS whenever I click '16 bit mode', and I do so, but when it reloads and I double check control panel the display settings have not changed - I'm stuck in 32 bit mode.
Just so you know, I have installed Vmware Tools and updated the video/graphics card driver from it. I'm wondering if one software is over-riding the other? I need to change this!

Thanks in advance.
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CORRECTION

I've noticed that I've confused 16 colours with 16 bit.
I DON'T HAVE A 16 BIT OPTION! Only 16 colours, 256 colours, and 32 bit.
What on earth is going on?
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Hi all,

A bizarre thing: I cannot downgrade my colour settings in my guest OS Windows 98 SE. It asks that I restart the guest OS whenever I click '16 bit mode', and I do so, but when it reloads and I double check control panel the display settings have not changed - I'm stuck in 32 bit mode.
Just so you know, I have installed Vmware Tools and updated the video/graphics card driver from it. I'm wondering if one software is over-riding the other? I need to change this!

Thanks in advance.
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When running VMWare Fusion or Parallels for that matter, drivers are supplied by the VM not Windows 98SE. It doesn't matter that the 98SE control panel settings for color depth might be 16, 256, or 32 bit (full), it's a limitation of what Fusion supplies.

I have run XP within Fusion and get full color depth regardless of how I set it. Anyway, why do you need 16 colors? Unless it's some older game or program that won't run with anything greater than 16 colors, it should be OK to use the maximum color depth.
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