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How do you "run" applications from the DOS window in Vista?

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    Andrew Cerny May 11, 2010

    if its a native app just type in the name if its something you installed yourself then you have to type the path

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Sorry miss posted that
if its a native app just type in the name if its something you installed yourself then you have to type the path

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C language is not running in full screen mode


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The lack of support for full screen DOS command prompt in Windows Vista is a big annoyance especially for those who still playing games for DOS and Windows 3.1/9x era, use legacy software such as WPDOS or programmers who frequently switch to command prompt to use DOS based programming language such as PASCAL.
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