What do 256 colors and 14.4kbps mean?

Question

I want to upgrade to the new Internet Explorer 5.0 and I want to make sure I meet the specific requirements. I know how much ram I have but what is 256 colors and 14.4 kbps modem? And it also says I will have to reset my properties after I install this....what properties? Thank You

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This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What you are referring to is the minimum requirements for your computer in order to install Internet Explorer 5 256 colors refers to the capability of the monitor to display 256 colors at various resolution, this differentiates it from older monitors that used a different form of signalling to the computer Go to Settings/Control Panel/Display/Settings and take a look at the color palette there should be a listing for 256 color(if there is you are fine), don't change the setting 14.4Kilobits per second or kbps is the speed of the modem Your profile lists a 56k modem you should be fine We are not sure what properties you are referring to, but There are very detailed instructions on the Internet Explorer 5 download site and we know many people that have successfully downloaded IE5 When you go to the download page for IE5 there is a listing for detailed instructions, print these, then as you go through the download you will be prepared Also remember that it takes awhile to download IE5.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999