How To Adjust the Colors Display Setting in Windows Vista

Screenshot of the Colors Display Setting in Windows Vista
Colors Display Setting in Windows Vista.
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Adjusting the colors display setting in Windows Vista may be necessary to resolve color issues on monitors and other output devices like projectors.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Adjusting the colors display setting in Windows Vista usually takes less than 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.

    Tip: In a hurry? Type personalization in the search box after clicking Start. Choose Personalization from the list of results and then skip to Step 5.

  1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link.

    Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the Personalization icon and proceed to Step 5.

  2. Click on the Personalization link.

  3. Click on the Display Settings link.

  4. Locate the Colors drop-down box on the right-hand side of the window. Under most circumstances, the best choice is the highest "bit" available. Generally, this will be the Highest (32 bit) option.

    Note: Some types of software require the colors display setting to be set at a lower rate than suggested above. If you receive errors when opening certain software titles be sure to make any changes here as necessary.

  5. Click the OK button to confirm the changes. If prompted, follow any additional on-screen directions.