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Windows 7: Can't play games in full screen

22 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Can't play games in full screen

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 graphic card. Driver ver 258.96
I've tried to play Half-Life and Medal of Honor in full screen mode. (Both are very old games so no window/full screen option)
But when I open the game, it pause and take me back to desktop.
Now whatever I try to go back in game it still takes me back to desktop again and again.
What can I do now is using a program to force the game to play in window mode, but still want to play in full screen.

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22 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

Hi DJPop, have you tried running the games in compatibility mode? If you right-click the executable and go to properties, you'll see a tab called "compatibility", there you have different around with might help

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22 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Found it!
Tick the box "Disable desktop composition" and the problem solve.
Thanks for help
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