I have an application that was written in for Windows 98 and it looks the same running under Win XP. I have now tried to run it under Win 8.1 and the fonts for the entry fields are to small. It looks like 5 maybe 6 point. I messed with the display options and nothing seems to effect how this app displays. I am running it under compatibility Win XP SP3, but no luck. Is there a way to adjust the font size for an application from outside of the app?
If you have a valid, legal copy of XP, grab VirutalBox (free), or if your edition of Windows has it and your computer supports it, just turn on the Windows Hyper-V feature.
Either of these will provide you with a way to create and run VMs (Virtual Machines).
- Use whichever of those to create a VM.
- Install your legal XP onto it.
- Try your program from within that.