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Turbo C for Windows 7 without DOSbox or sort

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#1 badtripper


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:06 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first asking thread, so I might post this thread in the wrong sub-forum, but I'll throw it anyway.
I bought myself a new notebook, and the OS it carries is windows7 home premium 64-bit
the problem is, I couldn't find myself Turbo C compiler for the OS I'm into now
well ya, actually I've Google about this and found that Turbo C version 3.0 could run inside DOSBox-0.74 , but it's slightly uncomfortable for me
is there any version of Turbo C that could run on Windows 7 home premium 64-bit, not depending to another application like DOSbox or sort?
or if there's no Turbo C available, is there any C compiler for Windows 7?
I hope that you can understand my points, since English is not my prime language.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:15 PM

Turbo C is an ancient product which has not been maintained for several years. It cannot produce programs which will run on 64 bit windows; nor will the program itself run on 64 bit Windows; it is a 16 bit application. NTVDM (the subsystem which allows backward compatibility in Windows NT to run 16 bit apps) is completely removed in 64 bit versions of Windows. Microsoft assumes that if you are running on the latest and greatest hardware platforms that you won't be running software for which support was officially ended 15 years ago (with the release of Windows 95).

There's absolutely no reason to use Turbo C nowadays. Why not use MinGW or Microsoft Visual Studio instead? Both are free and are excellent C and C++ compilers.

Edited by Billy O'Neal, 01 September 2010 - 11:17 PM.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:57 PM

any other answer posted after this would be much appreciated, but I have to say that my needs on C compiler has fulfilled by this post.
thank you very much Billy O'Neal, you're great. :thumbsup:

Edited by groovicus, 02 September 2010 - 08:52 AM.
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