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Why Windows 7 does not support full screen mode for command prompt like XP,is XP mode is the answer ?(Ultimate edition OS) RRS feed

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  • I use Windows 7 Ultimate OS. The command prompt can't be opened in full screen mode(Shows the error msg when i press Ctrl+Alt:This system does not support full screen mode). But, in SAFE MODE i can run the cmd(command) mode in full screen..
    If i install the XP mode Vertualization software,can i resolve this issue ? Bec, jus to work in command mode,i cant restart my laptop everytime to get into safe mode and normal mode.. And in XP mode, will my Windows 7 display changes to XP type ?


    *Note: I also use a software called Turbo C++,which encounters the same problem of not supporting the full screen.. If i get into SAFE MODE, i can work in Full screen without any probem..

     

    Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:19 PM

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  • 1) Disable integration features
    2) Set host resolution closest to full screen command prompt resolution
    3) View VM in full screen
    4) Make command prompt / Turbo C++ full screen
    Thanks, -Vinod -- "This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. You assume all risk for your use."
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:51 AM
  • Suraj,
    You need to understand what XP mode is.
    It is a virtual machine. Go watch the video linked below

    TechNet Video: Thrive Live! IT Pro Virtualization Tour (Part 3 of 4): Windows XP Mode (Level 200)

    http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/thrive.aspx?tab=Videos&seriesid=152&webcastid=12815

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:15 PM
  • Hi,

     

    The same question is asked and answered on the following thread:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprovirt/thread/0f670f81-3302-4bc7-af34-8328ed69f153/#74c246c8-9fc4-4aac-8396-cee40a05e50a


    Regards,

     


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:16 AM
  • Tech Isle

    Download Emulated Turbo C++ (it will work in full screen in windows 7 or vista)

    If u want to use QBasic Contact Admin of website...I am sure he will help....

    Friday, December 31, 2010 3:02 PM
  • hey i m facing the same problem...i want to use turbo c++ in full  screen mode but windows 7 doesn't support it so what shud i do???pls help....
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:35 AM
  • hey coolcsengg ..thank u so much...

    Emulated Turbo c++ ..it really works on full screen....thanks a lot..

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:57 AM
  • Run DOSBox:

    http://blog.bestsoftware4download.com/2010/02/how-to-install-turbo-c-on-windows-7-64bit/


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:28 PM
  • Open Command Prompt

    Type WMIC

    Then You Can see maximize Button is enable

    So You Can maximize Command prompt button

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by TheSajal Friday, April 1, 2011 9:10 AM
    Friday, April 1, 2011 9:10 AM
  • That's bizarre, after typing WMIC, maximize the window, then type EXIT
    to get back to a normal command prompt.  Never thought of doing
    something like that...
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Friday, April 1, 2011 12:51 PM
  • its not a big issue at all

    just go to device manager 

    display adapter

    select ur graphic card right click it

    and disable it

    thts all

    all dos pro ll work in full screen frm now on

    u can enable it again whn ever needed....  :-)

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:14 AM
  • its not a big issue at all

    just go to device manager 

    display adapter

    select ur graphic card right click it

    and disable it

    thts all

    all dos programs ll work in full screen frm now on

    u can enable it again whn ever needed....  :-)

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:15 AM
  • don go for wmic or dosbox or virtual xp or anything.....
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:16 AM
  • Well natively, command prompt can't be done full screen but external softwares can emulate a Full screen command prompt. Such as like this:

    http://blog.amolbhave.in/computers/full-screen-command-prompt-in-vista-and-windows-7/

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:44 PM
  • That's stupid, why would I disable my graphics card when all I have to do is type wmic, maximize the screen and type exit?  It takes two seconds and I still have my graphics card enabled for multitasking.  Also stupid is installing "external softwares" which isn't necessary at all
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:03 PM
  • >That's stupid, why would I disable my graphics card when all
    >I have to do is type wmic, maximize the screen and type exit?
     
    That's not quite the same as full screen, there would be no border or
    scroll bars, but it's a pretty slick trick to get a maximized command
    line!
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:59 PM
  • #but what about dos editor which we are opening through edit command in dos same effect was not applicable to editor   
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:58 AM
  • Virtual PC and the recommendations given in the thread does not work. Several of the quates given by microsoft I think is incorrect answers
    Sunday, January 5, 2020 5:23 AM
  • This thread is 6 years old, things change.  If you have a new question, post a new thread.  
    Sunday, January 5, 2020 8:50 PM