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Remote Desktop (RDP) Color Depth Setting on Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with updgraded [ downgraded I might say 🙂 ] version of remote desktop (RDP) client.

I used to connect to remote machines using 256 colors, when I was using XP and Vista. But, couldn’t do the same on Windows 7 RDP client as it has 32 bit, 24 bit, 16 bit and 15 bit options only under color depth settings. However there’s a solution to this problem.

Create and save a new RDP session and open it with Notepad. Now find the line saying :

session bpp:i:16

or it may have these values (32, 24, 15)

Change it to :

session bpp:i:8

Save the file and try to connect to remote machine now using this saved session.

It worked for me,  hopefully it will do for you as well 🙂

Creating Windows XP CD With Integrated SP3

Today my Windows XP cd was giving “cyclic redundancy” error 🙂 That’s why I tried to create a new bootable copy. I googled and found this article in CDBurnerXP’s KB.

1st of all I downloaded nLite We can customize our XP cd using nLite. It can help you in integrating service packs, removing extra programs, services etc.

I had the XP SP2 source available on my hard disk. I made following changes to make it comfortable for me to install XP easily and quickly

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