Win XP Home and DOS

  Dayglow 21:30 31 Oct 2003

This is a repeat request.

Please can anyone clarify if it is possible (and if yes, how) to access DOS in Win XP Home? I want to load an old DOS Supercalc programme, but suspect this is impossible. Thanks.


  DieSse 21:40 31 Oct 2003

There is a DOS emulation mode (see Command Prompt in the program list - in Accessories). I've run DOS programs under the emulation quite happily.

  Dayglow 21:59 31 Oct 2003

Thanks. I have found it. There is a DOS window that only covers half the screen when fully enlarged. Is there any way this can be made full screen size please?


  DieSse 22:03 31 Oct 2003

Hold down Alt and press the Enter key. Do the same to get back to a window.

  DieSse 22:05 31 Oct 2003

Also - Right click on the title bar - choose properties, and play with the font and font sizes. This will keep it as a window, but change the size of the window

  DieSse 22:07 31 Oct 2003

Also - right click on the title bar - choose properties and play with the layout - you can alter the number of columns and rows of characters, as well as other parameters.

  Dayglow 19:56 03 Nov 2003

Thank you eveyone. Problem solved.


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