Need FULL screen to run working DOS apps in Windows 10

August 31, 2015 at 02:54:05
Specs: Windows 10
How can I run a DOS executable application program.exe in full screen in Windows 10 ?
I want to keep using a handy database which is running perfectly in any previous Windows.
Yesterday I upgraded 8.1 to Windows10 (not yet familiarwith)

That Dos program appears to run, for I tested it, but I don't know how make it run in a full screen.
I do not remember how I managed to launch that program with 8.1 in full screen.
I'm sure there is a way to do that.
Thank you.


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#2
August 31, 2015 at 08:47:41
Maybe it's just me but on my Windows 10 Home box, the ALT+Enter Hotkey for Full Screen Mode for Command Prompt window does not work.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#3
August 31, 2015 at 10:15:32
I'm still on Win 7, so the only suggestion is to make sure you have all of the latest updates.

On Win 7, the ALT+Enter hotkey never worked for full screen,
although, there is a hack that you could try.

After you get the Command Prompt Window,
at the C:> prompt type: wmic
Press Enter

Now use the Maximize button in the upper right corner
In Win 7 you get a full screen.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
August 31, 2015 at 10:21:23
WMIC did the trick. Thanks for the heads up.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#5
August 31, 2015 at 11:28:05
Try here: <a href="http://www.askvg.com/review-windows..." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.askvg.com/review-windows...</a>
MIKE

No solution there. Thanks


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#6
August 31, 2015 at 11:31:03
Did you do what mmcconaghy in Post 3 advised?

After you get the Command Prompt Window,
at the C:> prompt type: wmic
Press Enter

Now use the Maximize button in the upper right corner
In Win 7 you get a full screen

BTW I followed mmcconaghy suggestion & it got mine working in Win 10 :-)

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#7
August 31, 2015 at 12:56:00
Actually it is a strange situationto work with

I can open the application by double clicking on it in Explorer or an other file manager.
I see the application opened in a small window, which I can't maximize to full screen.
That program seems fully operational. However my Asus T100 has only a 10 inch display, of which surface I need entirely..

On the other hand, if I open a Command Prompt, it opens the classic window in FULL screen rightaway. However any attempt to open the applicaion navigating to path\filename.exe + Enter, does not work but generates an error message.


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#8
August 31, 2015 at 13:02:16
Tried wmic,
But that brings me somehow in another location, where I can't navigate to anything

C:> cd \
does not even work. Windows 10 is probably confused by the Windows 7 command.


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#9
August 31, 2015 at 14:36:51
Try this:

After you get the Command Prompt Window,
at the C:> prompt type: wmic
Press Enter

Now use the Maximize button in the upper right corner

AFTER you have full screen

at the C:> prompt type EXIT

That should bring you back to your user directory
and you should be able to navigate around normally.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#10
August 31, 2015 at 17:44:10
"Windows 10 is probably confused by the Windows 7 command"

Try TCC/LE, they have been working on the W10 side of things.
http://jpsoft.com/tccledes.htm
https://jpsoft.com/forums/
https://jpsoft.com/forums/threads/w...


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#11
September 1, 2015 at 12:34:37
Thank you for suggestions. I'm not available some time , but I'll be back

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#12
September 6, 2015 at 07:38:13
I followed suggestion from answer #9. I'm getting a fullscreen "DOS indow" as expected.
(previous attempt didn't work because I didn't type the exit command)

I navigate without problem to the directory where the dos application is located.

C:\dos\smirt\
(note : this dos directory is just a folder name (without dos functions) containing old stuff I always wanted to keep)

However when I try to launch the program smart.exe located in directory smirt, an error message appears.

(By the way, can we insert screenshots here ?)

The small error window in the middle of screen is titled : 16 bit MS-Dos Subsystem

Contents is in mixed languages:


C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.exe - smirt.exe
NTVDM has encountered a System Error

(Translated from Dutch) A device connected to the system is not working.
(In English) : Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Two buttons underneath
(dutch) : Sluiten (CLOSE) Negeren (Ignore)

If I press Negeren (ignore) it returns a black screen, without other reaction from the application.

Don't know what device does not work, but I guess it must be the wireless mouse. I might start over this attempt without the mouse connected,but why sytem32 might be disturbed with something it isn't seeing is a mystery.

But it was running in full screen in Windows 8.1.on the same machine

It is not a dramatic problem for me.
Yet Microsoft software is losing again functionality with updates and upgrades.(as in other applications as well)
Thank you

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#13
September 6, 2015 at 12:46:56
"(By the way, can we insert screenshots here ?)"
Upload them to a site of your choosing & give us the link.

Or use this.

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How to use for images.
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How to use for files.
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Free file sharing sites come & go, if Imgur.com & zippyshare are too busy ( or not working ) here are others to try.
free file upload no account/registration needed
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#14
September 7, 2015 at 07:43:47
Actually the problem (full screen) seems not to be a problem when launching a string of commands, using a batch file with the extension <.cmd>

I made a filename.cmd where the dosprogram.exe [/parameters] was appearing at first line, followed by other command lines to save my data files on several storage media.
The filename.cmd opens rightaway in full screen !

So far so good, but the application did not start (as was the case with Wind 8.1) I see some loading status bar increasing very fast, but loading the application is stopped and an error message appears telling me in typical Microsoft laconic style (translated from Dutch):
"NTVDM.EXE does not work anymore. A problem occured causing the application to not work well anymore. The program will be closed and a message will appear in case a solution is available"

So ,the full screen problem seems to be solved by a turnaround in a batch.cmd
But launching and running that program is not possible (yet?)

The batch file continues to run normally all following other command lines, after hitting button CLOSE in the error message (this closes only the program.exe of which nothing appeared) while full screen remains maintained.


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#15
December 14, 2015 at 07:23:15
ok there is a tool it calls DOS2USB this will emulate LPT port for printing, and it has a feature Support Full Screen option. it works, it will give you FULL SCREEN

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#16
December 16, 2015 at 03:30:15
Thank you Johnw for nice updates on the subject of file sharing

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