How to Invert Colors on Your Windows XP

This article explains how to invert the colors on your Windows XP display for better visibility in low-contrast situations. Click on the Start Menu. This is the button with the windows logo on the lower left hand side of the screen.
Method 1 of 2:

Adjusting Your Settings

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    Click on the Start Menu. This is the button with the windows logo on the lower left hand side of the screen.
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    Click 'Accessibility Options.'
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    Check 'Use High Contrast.'
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    Click 'Settings.'
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    Select one of the high contrast schemes.
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    Click 'OK.'
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    Click 'Apply.' Your computer's colors should be inverted, or changed.
Method 2 of 2:

Using a NVIDIA Graphic Card

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    Right-click on your desktop. This method inverts all colors, but can only be used by NVIDIA graphics card users.
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    Click 'Properties.'
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    Under the 'Settings' tab, click 'Advanced.'
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    From the upper row of tabs, select the one related to your graphic adapter (with an image icon).
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    Click 'Start the NVIDIA Control Panel.' (You need to have these NVIDIA utilities installed.)
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    Inside NVIDIA control panel, from the left side navigation bar, under 'Display,' select 'Adjust Desktop Color Setting.'
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    Under '2. Apply the following…,' switch to the 'Graph' tab.
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    From the three points already forming the graph, select the point on the upper right side
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    Set the value for 'In' to 1 and the value for 'Out' to 0.
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    Select the point on the lower left side of the graph.
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    Set the value for 'In' to 0, and the value for 'Out' to 1.
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    Click 'Apply,' and you're done!
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