Windowed screen to full screen for Windows XP

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Gavindale
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Windowed screen to full screen for Windows XP

Post by Gavindale » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:08 pm

I recently installed Windows XP as a virtual machine on my computer. The problem is that when XP is running, the screen is in windowed form, not full screen. I am trying to change it to full screen setting. I tried changing the resolution but that did not work. How do I make my XP screen full screen?

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bphlpt
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Re: Windowed screen to full screen for Windows XP

Post by bphlpt » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:15 pm

Sounds like a setting in your VM is the problem.

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Re: Windowed screen to full screen for Windows XP

Post by mockingbird » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:40 pm

Gavindale wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:08 pm
I recently installed Windows XP as a virtual machine on my computer. The problem is that when XP is running, the screen is in windowed form, not full screen. I am trying to change it to full screen setting. I tried changing the resolution but that did not work. How do I make my XP screen full screen?
You have to install the extension pack for VirtualBox (it's called something else for VMWare). This installs the necessary drivers which allow it to work at full screen as well as a bunch of other useful things.

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