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    Color quality differs between W7 & XP virtual mode.

    Color Quality differs between what is set in W7 vs what is the only color quality setting availiable in XP virtual mode?

    Please advise if/how can I can set the XP the color quality to 32 bit as in W7?

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    This is controlled by the OS hence the difference. There is a difference between the 2 OSs. You could try adjusting the graphics display, or perhaps use the Win 7 driver in XP.

    Even though the XP Mode is used within Win 7, it is a totally separate and distinct OS with it's own driver subset.
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    Don't know if it exists, but look in the Virtual PC settings under display and see if there's a setting to basically emulate the same display settings as those on the real video card.

    Is this an AMD APU system? If so, maybe that is messing with XP Mode detection of what's available to emulate and its using a fallback safe default.

    You might try exporting/importing XP Mode over to VMWare Player, currently at ver. 5.01. For me that has always matched the host settings, 32-bit color in all modes.

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    XP mode does not allow access to the actual physical card, so you won't have access to any features your own card provides. XP Mode just sees a generic video card and you cannot change that. If you need better graphics, you need to use a different virtual machine (VMWare or VirtualBox).

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    XP mode resolution

    Thanks for the info, I'll just live with it.

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