1. MikeyBT's Avatar
    I've got an older PC & laptop that were running windows 7 at 16 bit color depth. Windows 10 only offers 32 bit color depth, all 16 bit options have been removed. This has slowed the older PC's down considerably. Any Ideas?
    07-30-2015 06:27 PM
  2. MikeyBT's Avatar
    Solved my problem. Didn't know windows 8 onwards only supports 32 bit color. You can get around this by going to the shortcut properties & on the compatibility tab tick reduced color mode & select 16 bit. Need to do this for each app shortcut, bit of a pain but speeds up older PC's
    07-31-2015 05:24 PM
  3. KIEN NGUYEN XT's Avatar
    Does Windows 10 support 16-bit color display?
    --> YES

    You can run your application in compatible mode:
    Properties -> Compatibility -> Settings -> Reduce color mode (check)
    Then you can choose color bits (8bits; 16bits)
    compatibility.png
    06-24-2016 02:02 AM
  4. Magepalm's Avatar
    Does Windows 10 support 16-bit color display?
    --> YES

    You can run your application in compatible mode:
    Properties -> Compatibility -> Settings -> Reduce color mode (check)
    Then you can choose color bits (8bits; 16bits)
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    I'm having this issue with certain programs needing 16 bit color mode, that I cannot maximize outside of the program, and when I maximize/switch to fullscreen within the program, it behaves as if it's not in 16 bit even though that's what's ticked under the compatibility tab. Is there a work around for this, or should I throw this POS in the garbage and go back to using linux?
    06-01-2017 08:09 AM

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