monitor default settings

how do I alter the color control panel settings when they have defaulted to 16bit?
FairfieldGodwinAsked:
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CrazyOneConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not sure I understand what you are after. Do you mean when you go into Control Panel > Display > Settings and make try to change the settings in the box labeled "Colors" you can't change this setting?
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CrazyOneCommented:
If you are having problems changing the color settings then you may need to reinstall the video adapter driver.

Start > Run type in

devmgmt.msc

and click on the + sign by Display Adapters and then click on the adapter that shows up in the list and then delete it. Now Go up to the menu bar Action > Scan for new hardware. If the video driver is not on the Win2000 CD then have the driver installation disk at the ready. If you don't have the drivers then before deleting the current one obtain the appropriate drivers for the card. You can also double click on the listed adapter and click on the "Drivers" tab and use the "Update Drivers" button if you have drivers that are updates to the current driver.

Of course if you don't have administrator rights then you may not be able to do any of this.
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CrazyOneCommented:
Also download a free utility called MultiRes that sits in the tray and you can change color settings and resolutions directly from it.
http://www.entechtaiwan.com
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CrazyOneCommented:
Also on some video cards the higher the resolution the less colors it can accomadate.
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