7688Re: DOS Programs on LCDs XP and Vista
- May 28, 2007Sent over 5 hours ago. And since that one hasn't shown up yet, here's
#2, which is a repeat of the first.
On Monday 28 May 2007 08:19, lm_hamilton wrote:
> I think this is an issue related to LCD monitors and independent of
> the OS.
I would hazard a guess here that it *may* have to do with that LCD
significantly slower vertical and horizontal refresh rates than CRT does.
(such refresh rates are controlled by the O.S. and the driver(s) )
??? I could be way off there on that guess. But it is true, the
refresh rates used. I would think that, given if the O.S. properly
everything through proper drivers and etc. that (so called) "legacy" apps
could then run in the desired way.
> I have tried Googling, but can't seem to get the right
I turned up a little bit (controversy over whether or not the virtual
for download from MS is needed so as to get compatability with legacy
apps) -- then, time ran out on me. If you end up wading through some
and arrive at something conclusive, I'd love to hear back about the
Near half way down the page
(for laughs. Or, maybe not?)
(I guess is info for legacy app that does run)
(oop, even more is needed if the legacy app just won't run)
> My dad has a new PC with MS Vista. He has an old DOS database program
> PC-FILE that he keeps all of his addresses. He says it will not run
> full screen.
> At work, I support some old DOS programs. One client got new PCs with
> Win XP Pro and LCD monitors. They also cannot get the DOS programs to
> run full screen. The closest they could come was changing the screen
> resolution to 800x600, but it is still in a DOS window. This is not a
> good solution, as it limits what they can do in Windows programs.
> I do not have XP or an LCD monitor to fiddle with at work. I know
> there has to be a simple answer for the driver or a monitor setting.
> I am sure this issue will keep coming up, as we have about 150 clients
> on the collection of DOS software I support. It will be years before
> we get them moved to Windows software.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>