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ColorDepth

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

ColorDepth specifies the bits-per-pixel color depth to apply to the video adapter.

The ColorDepth setting is used to configure only Windows PE, and is not applied to the Windows installation. To change the display settings for the Windows installation, see Display in the Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup component.

Note
We recommend that you use the default settings. If you select a value for this setting that is not supported by Windows PE, your video adapter, or the display monitor, then Windows PE might show only a blank screen and will not display an error.

Values

color_depth_bits_per_pixel

Specifies the bits-per-pixel color depth to apply to the video adapter.

For example, to specify a color depth of 32 bits, set ColorDepth to 32.

The value for ColorDepth must be supported by the video adapter and the display monitor.

Valid Configuration Passes

windowsPE

Parent Hierarchy

microsoft-windows-setup- | Display | ColorDepth

Applies To

Note
This setting only affects the Windows Setup process on BIOS-based computers. UEFI-based computers are not affected by these settings.

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see microsoft-windows-setup-.

XML Example

The following XML output sets the display resolution to 640x480, with 16-bit color depth and a refresh rate of 60 hertz.

<Display>
   <HorizontalResolution>640</HorizontalResolution>
   <VerticalResolution>480</VerticalResolution>
   <ColorDepth>16</ColorDepth>
   <RefreshRate>60</RefreshRate>
</Display>

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