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 :
or it may have these values (32, 24, 15)
Change it to :
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 🙂
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Other variant is possible also
cheers! worked well, though I would like to know what number to use for 256 colours?
i tried 256 but i dont think that worked
I’m still half asleep sorry, 8bit is the same as 256 colours.
My apologies, and thanks again!
Yes you will have to use 8 to get 256 colors.
Thanks for the information.