Vista Home Premium and Older Programs

  Oldandrare 15:08 PM 17 Jun 09

The OS will not allow a Full Screen window for prorams that run in Dos, unlike Windows XP.
It wil also not access the Help file for Word 97, even though it loads the program from CD.
Is there a solution to either of these problems, please?

  BurrWalnut 19:18 PM 17 Jun 09

You will not get a full screen in either Vista or Windows 7, but you can make it a little larger:

Open a CMD prompt > Right-click the bar at the top > Properties > Layout Tab > Window Size. Click the Up/Down arrows alongside Width and Height until Window Preview is the size you want. I find 120 x 50 is a convenient size for me.

I don't know about Word 97.

  Oldandrare 12:37 PM 18 Jun 09

Thanks for this, BurrWalnut. It certainly works for the CMD window, but as soon as I run the program (Mpro) it reverts to the original small size. But, you've inspired me to keep experimenting. Thanks again.

  Bob The Blob 15:06 PM 18 Jun 09

For reading old help files click here

  Oldandrare 12:44 PM 19 Jun 09

Bob, ta v much. I had started to print out all the help pages from a friend's copy of Word97 on WinXP, but this seems to be the solution. Did Microsoft do anything similar for the Dos window size problem?


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