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Turbo C++ wouldn't install

My computer runs 64-bit Vista and it will not allow Turbo C++ to be installed because of it so I can't write my programs for school. I need a solution ASAP!

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  • suman16das Oct 04, 2009

    i m not able to run turbo c in my vista 64 bit...i m getting msg like file is not version compatible..plzzz need help

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Restart the system and keep pressing F8 and go to command prompt only mode and then copy the program to specific dir and use it there

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I have an other brain teaser! bought a laptop (sony vaio) it had vista on 32bit.i upgraded to win.7 ultimate. 32bit. could it be maybe it is a 64 bit base? nota geniouse but could this be why my bat


Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows Vista, 64-bit operating systems are slowly becoming extremely prevalent in today's market. 64-bit operating systems are poised to eventually replace 32-bit operating systems entirely. At the present however, 32-bit applications still vastly outnumber 64-bit applications. Luckily, 64-bit operating systems are capable of running 32-bit operating systems. In 64-bit operating systems, 32-bit applications are installed to a second program files folder, named "Program Files (x86)." Programs installed in the x86 folder can be initialized just like programs installed in the regular Program Files folder.

Open the 32-bit programs folder. Go to Start > Computer > Local Disk (C:), then click on "Program Files (x86)." Open the desired program folder. The executable file for the program will be located inside the folder. Double-click on the file with the ".exe" file extension. As an example, for the QuickTime program you would double-click on the "QuickTimePlayer.exe" file. You have now successfully run a 32-bit application in your 64-bit operating system. Hope this helps.

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What is the procedure to install a 32-bit softwares in to my laptop(windows 7,home premium,64-bit) ?


Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs.
Device drivers designed for 32-bit versions of Windows won't work on computers running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you're trying to install a printer or other device that only has 32-bit drivers available, it won't work correctly on a 64-bit version of Windows.

Windows 7 64bit does run programs that will run on windows 7 32bit, see here

How Windows 7 / Vista 64 Support 32 bit Applications

BUT not ALL 32bit programs will run on Windows 7!!! There are many programs that will run on Windows XP and before that will not run on Windows 7. IF you had Windows 7 Pro version (or upgrade) there is a program you can download from Microsoft that will simulate an XP environment to allow programs to run called "XP MODE".
Try to install the 32bit software first. If installation not succeed, it would be better if you first look into a newer version of the program you want to run.You have to consider that a newer version of your program might not be that much more expensive than upgrading to pro, and with the newer version, usually comes newer features.

Hope this help and if helpful RATE please.

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HOW TO RUN TURBO C IN 64 BIT WINDOWS 7


Hi,

Turbo C/C++

64 Bit operating systems like Windows Xp64, Windows Vista64, and Window 7 will no longer run 16 bit applications and this includes Turbo C 2.01/Turbo C++ 3.0/3.1 or the programs they produce.
Turbo C 2.0 was first released in 1989, Turbo C++ 3.1 in 1991 making these programs nearly two decades old. They are just too old to run on modern PCs.

Upgrade To Modern Compiler

Note that Turbo C/C++ is very very very very old and produces 16 bit programs which no long run on many modern computers. So the best advice is to upgrade to a new compiler. There are many free compilers out there that you can use.

Free Compilers:
  • Microsoft Express 2008 -- Great compiler and comes with a nice IDE (Visual Studio)
  • MinGW -- Command line compiler but there are many IDEs that use it such as Code::Blocks, Eclipse, Dev-C++
  • Borland C++ 5.5 -- Will compile Turbo C++ programs (including graphics.h) but produces 32bit code (slightly better than Turbo C) Only includes command line tools.
  • DigitalMars -- Its still old but at least it produces 32bit programs (better than Turbo C). You might stumble across D++ which is a very powerful language derivative of C++.
  • OpenWacom -- Again, nearly as old as Turbo C, but it produces more modern 32bit applications! (this project is still active too).
If you are just working with C there is:
  • Pelles -- and excellent modern C compiler and IDE. Pelles also has the new TR1 libraries available so you can use regex and other new features. As well as support for many older libraries.
  • LCC-Win32 -- Used as the basis for many of the research compilers.
  • Tiny C -- is said to produce very fast programs.
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All of the above are Free and all excellent replacements for Turbo C which is so old it will not even run on your computer.


Regards.

May 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Can i convert a 32 bit to a 64 bit


You can use the Upgrade option during Windows 7 installation, which preserves your files, settings, and programs, only if you're currently running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista and you want to upgrade to the 32-bit version of Windows 7. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows 7. For more information, go to Upgrading to Windows 7: frequently asked questions on the Windows website.
If you want to move from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa, you'll need to back up your files and choose the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. Then, you'll need to restore your files and reinstall your programs. For more information about performing a custom installation, see Installing and reinstalling Windows 7‍.
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  • To install a 64-bit version of Windows 7 on a computer running a 32-bit version of Windows, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using a 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc or files.
  • If you start your computer using a 64-bit Windows 7 installation disc or files, but your computer isn't capable of running a 64-bit version of Windows, you'll see a Windows Boot Manager error. You'll need to use a 32-bit Windows 7 installation disc or files instead.
  • Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit version of Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. If you're running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista but you plan to install a 32-bit version of Windows 7, you can move your files to an external location manually or use Backup and Restore in Windows Vista. For more information, go to Back up your files and

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How to run turbo c++ in windows 7 64-bit os


Is the program not installing at all? Or it just won't run?

Try using the compatibility options for it. If the program did in act install, open up the start menu, and right click on the application. Select properties. There is a compatibility tab. On that tab you can select the Checkbox to run the program in compatibility mode - WindowsXP SP2 usually works for most legacy apps.

Feb 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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I m using vista home premium 64 bit opreting system & i am unable to run some of the softwares that run on 32 bit OS like TURBO c/c++ compiler. every time i try to run it it shows the message "the...


There are compatability issues with many of the 32 bit software titles. The 64 bit version of Vista is not backwards compatable with all titles of 32 bit Vista. You will have to down load the patch or 64 bit version of the titles you are having trouble with. You can try to run it in compatability mode but things like Turbo C/C++ will not function in that mode correctly. They won't debug right.

Oct 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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How to run turbo c++in vista 64 bit os


You can run Turbo C++ 3.0 on Windows XP 64 bit , Vista 32 bit and 64 bit OS (in full screen)

Install the software DOSBox ver 0.72 (Freeware) from the link below (Direct Link)

http://prdownloads.so urcef orge.net/dosbox/DOSBox0.72-win 32-in staller.exe?download

Before going to the details u have to create a folder (any name will do).

Here we name it as Turbo

Copy the TC into the Turbo folder

Run the DOSBox 0.72 from the icon located on the desktop or from the location of the installation folder

Then u are presented with two screens which look like the command prompt in Windows

Now u are presented with two screens. One with a Z prompt. U can ignore the other screen.

There type the following commands at the command prompt [Z]:

Mount [Type in any alphabet that u wish except z] [Type the source of the turbo C] press enter

For example (Type in the following commands after the Z prompt):

Z: mount d c:\Turbo\ [The folder TC is present inside the folder Turbo]

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

C:\> cd TC [The contents inside the folder Turbo gets mounted as a virtual drive (Here D drive)

source site :

http://mycomputer.freefor ums.o rg/running-turbo-c-in-full-scr een-m ode-help-t1241.html .

Sep 03, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Plz tell me how i can run c++ in full screen in vista ultimate


Hello

Use the command prompt. Maximize the window size. Change directory to c:. You will have a line that fits 75 characters and a window that occupies about 2/3 of the whole window. That's enough fore all reasonable problems. If you are not happy with what you get, you may try developping your C++ program under Linux.

Hope it helps

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IE 32-bit browser need to run on my 64-bit browser


Hi buddy323,

You will find the 32 bit browser on your Vista installation disk. Or your restore CD from Dell.

If you can't find it there, you can download it HERE. Or may want to go for the IE version 8.

Good Luck and don't forget to leave a rating.

Thanks Mark

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The four things that make 64-bit Vista inadvisable for ordinary users are:
1: No compatibility with old 16-bit Windows apps. This means ancient Windows 3.x software, which most people don't run any more, but 16-bit code can still pop up in the darndest places. Like, for instance, in the installer programs for other apps.
2: No automatic registry and file redirection, which is what 32-bit Vista uses to allow existing software to work with Vista's better user account security, even if the software wants to do admin-rights stuff to the registry and Program Files directory. Many apps still break in 32-bit Vista, but many more break in the 64-bit version.
3: No compatibility with existing 32-bit drivers. Everything on your computer will need a new driver. 64-bit WinXP is the same, and there aren't many 64-bit computers on which Vista won't at least install, but 64-bit Windows also has...
4: No support for unsigned drivers.

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