my games wont render full screen

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Ideas:i'm running windows 7, no error code, any game such as gears of war, x3 Terran conflict, what happens is it appears to be windowed, black frame around the startup screen about 2inches , tried resolution and practically everything that i could think of that might be a problem to no avail, i am currently using a dell xps 1710, 2 gigs of ram, duo core processor, gforce 9700 i think, havent looked lately, i think i have the latest updates,  HELP!!!!!   

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,729 Applies to:
    From the instructions Azam gave there was one thing missing.  When you right click the game icon, select Properties, then there is a Shortcut tab with the Run dropdown box.  Also you may want to go to the compatibility tab and set compatibility to a previous version of Windows and test.  Sorry for any confusion.  Try that and let us know the results.

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