Stuck with 16 colors and a slow internet connection. Win98

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Stuck with 16 colors and a slow internet connection. Win98

Postby Colin Benson » 8. Dec 2008, 00:53

After a hour of work, I finally got Windows 98 installed from my old disk. Everything in this new separate Windows 98 basically works fine. But here's my problem:

I can't seem to change the display settings. They are stuck at 16 colors and 800x600 display. My only other option is to use 2 colors. I think I might need to install new graphics drivers. (or something else) I got internet explorer running but it's real slow, gives script errors and so on...

I have an "Ati graphics drivers" CD from my old system. I tried to use that, but windows said the best driver is already installed on my computer.

I think these are the right system specs:

On my real computer I have Windows Vista Home Basic

Service Pack 1

Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Aspire M1640
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system

When I am using virtual box's Windows 98 program the specs are:

Microsoft Windows 98
Computer: GenuineIntel
Pentium® II processor
Intel MMX Technology
1022.0 MB of RAM

File system 32-bit
Virtual memory 32-bit

(No PC card sockets installed)
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Postby Sasquatch » 8. Dec 2008, 16:58

Please see the Forum FAQ for a link to the Wiki FAQ (or go to the main VB site and look there). On that page, there will be some more info about how to get better display properties on Win 98.
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