A very common requirement of Students, is running 16-bit DOS-based programs in Windows Vista (For professionals, 16-bit DOS has been long obsolete).
Although, I do not recommend the 2 methods I am mentioning below for running 16-bit DOS-based programs in Vista in full screen mode, still you can safely use them if you need to.
- Use DOS box – DOS box setup is attached with this Post below. You can find instructions on how to use it here.
- Tweak Vista itself without needing any add-on installation. Instructions are available here.
You can find the setup of DOS Box attached with this Post.
This is a great tip, but two things to add:
1. 16-bit apps do not work on 64-bit Vista/7
2. In some DOS applications you can only get Full Screen to work by changing the Video Adapter type in Device Manager to the Standard VGA driver from Microsoft.