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.

  1. Use DOS box – DOS box setup is attached with this Post below. You can find instructions on how to use it here.
  2. 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.