If you have ever wanted to get more than 16 colors in Windows 2000 on Virtual Box this is the post for you. Now as most of you know there are plenty of drivers to get 256 colors in Windows ME, Windows 95, and Windows 98. But for some reason it is hard to find one for Windows 2000. Well that problem I have solved for you today, not only will you get 256 colors, you will get 32bit color and a higher screen resolution in Windows 2000 on Virtual Box. Lets start.
First we need to download the driver files. Download the ISO from this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3rNYiscWrzlak5mSW5oeG9xd1U/view?usp=sharing
. Since I have already compressed the driver into an ISO file we can now load it into the VM.
Start your Windows 2000 Virtual Machine and then click the "Devices" tab, then "Optical Drives". Now click "Chose disk image...". Select wherever you downloaded the ISO.
Now we can install the driver. Get to your Windows 2000 desktop and right click "My Computer". Now click the "Hardware" tab and click "Device Manager".
Now find and double click "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)". Get to the "Driver" tab. Click "Properties" and then click "Update Driver".
A "Upgrade Device Driver" Wizard should open. Click "Next". Leave the default option and click "Next" again. Uncheck everything but the "Specify a location" option. Click "Next". A new window should open.
Click "Browse". Click "My Computer" then the
drive. There should be three files: VBoxGuest, VBoxMouse, and VBoxVideo. Double click on the "VBoxVideo" file. Then click "OK". Click "Next". A Microsoft digital signature window will come up, ignore this and click "Yes". The Wizard may ask you for "VBoxVideo.sys" so click "Browse" and select the file. You are now done!
As you may have noticed the screen resolution has already increased. To enable 32bit color get to you desktop and right click. Then click "Properties" and the "Settings" tab. From the list click "True Color (32 bit)". You can also adjust the screen resolution at this time. Once you are done click "Apply". Oh yeah.
And there you go. If you need help or have a comment make sure to tell me below. Also I have tested this on a real copy of Windows 2000 on a real machine, it does not work so don't bother.