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Enable ClearType in XP Mode

Posted by essjae on October 19, 2009

This follows along with the XPMode post for 24-bit color.

ClearType in Remote Desktop with XP
http://www.ytechie.com/2008/12/cleartype-in-remote-desktop-with-xp.html/trackback

If you want ClearType over RDP with XP SP3, add the following registry key:

 Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations]
"AllowFontAntiAlias"=dword:00000001"

Thanks ytechie!

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XPMode and 24bit color

Posted by essjae on October 8, 2009

The default for XP mode is 16-bit color, but everyone “needs” 32-bit color.

But what about 24-bit color?  That’s easy in XP Mode, just a reg edit:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services]
"ColorDepth"=dword:00000004

(thanks JPC)

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Slow XP Mode Performance when accessing a host’s drive?

Posted by essjae on October 7, 2009

Slow performance when you try to open a redirected drive on a remote computer that is running Windows XP through a Terminal Services session

  Hotfix Download Available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972435/EN-US

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New, Free Disk2VHD 1.0 Tool from Sysinternals/MS

Posted by essjae on October 7, 2009

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx

Looking for a way to convert an existing physical hard drive into a VHD?  Look no further.

“Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).”

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