We have an old application that must be maintained. For that programmer we supply them an older generation machine to do exactly what you noted.
It's nearly a free ride as you see such hardware on freecycle weekly.
I recently installed XP on virtualbox(Vista-Home Premium Host).
XP is running in the full screen resolution after installing the virtualbox guest additions. But now the problem is when i now run the CMD. and press Alt+Enter. then it goes to a fullscreen mode but the dos screen is not filling the full screen area. The whole purpose for me to try XP is to do BGI programming with TC++ as vista does'nt support this.
And I cannot install XP on my laptop as the BIOS doesnt have the option to disable native SATA mode. (I had 2 unsuccessful tries at Slipstreaming SATA drivers with XP and installing.(It just did'nt work)).
NVIDIA Geforce 5400FS 128MB
Can you please suggest me a solution ?