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 How To Install Turbo C++ On Windows 7 (64bit)

 Written by on 13 February 2011


DosBox for Turbo C++

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1. Install the software DOSBox version 0.74

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/files/dosbox/0.74/DOSBox0.74-win32-installer.exe/download

2. Create a folder, for example Turbo. (c:\Turbo\)

3. Download and extract TC into the Turbo folder (c:\Turbo\)

4. Run the DOSBox 0.74 from the icon located on the desktop

Step 4


5. Type the following commands at the command prompt [Z]:

mount d c:\Turbo\ (The folder TC is present inside the folder Turbo)

Now you should get a message which says: Drive D is mounted as a local directory c:\Turbo\

Step 5


6. Type d: to shift to d:

Step 6


7. Next, execute the following commands:

cd tc

cd bin

tc or tc.exe (This starts you the Turbo C++ 3.0)

Step 7


8. In the Turbo C++ goto Options>Directories> Change the source of TC to the source directory [D] (i.e. virtual D: refers to original c:\Turbo\. So make the path change to something like D:\TC\include and D:\TC\lib respectively.)

Step 8


How to start TurboC++ in the DOSBox automatically:

You can save yourself some time by having DOSBox automatically mount your folders and start TurboC++:

For versions older than 0.73: Start Menu>Configuration>Edit Configuration

For versions older than 0.74: Start>Dosbox>Options

After clicking on this, dosbox-0.74.conf file opens. Scroll down to the end of this file and add following lines:

Step Automatic

These commands will be executed automatically when DOSBox starts!

Note:

Full screen: Alt and Enter

When you exit from the DosBox [precisely when u unmount the virtual drive where Turbo C++ 3.0 has been mounted] all the files you have saved or made changes in Turbo C++ 3.0 will be copied into the source directory (The directory which contains TC folder)

Don’t use shortcut keys to perform operations in TC because they might be a shortcut key for DOSBOX also. Eg : Ctrl+F9 will exit DOSBOX rather running the code.

 

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