Please help to install Turbo C compiler..

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    Please help to install Turbo C compiler..

    Dear All,
    I want to install Turbo C compiler in my PC.. i got compiler online
    i tried to install it but it showing error as follows

    It showing
    'Please insert The
    COMPILER/UTILITIES
    disk into drive C:'
    can anybody explain detailed step to install this software in my PC

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    How about you skip installing software meant for 10+ year old technology or so, and get a free compiler for Windows?

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    Your install just didn't go right. I've used two versions of Turbo C/C++, over the years. Last one I just downloaded from Borland's legacy website.

    All you should need to do is put the installable file onto your HD, and then start it. I've never had a problem, that way. Since a great deal of my programming is just for console use, it works fine. I have found the help feature way faster to use, as well. (maybe because I've used it for so long, but I never could get MS Visual C/C++ 6.0 to get help, nearly as fast - even on a much faster Conroe dual core, system.

    I suspect your download was mangled, or your install procedure was off the mark.

    Try again, and do be aware that Turbo C/C++ is not designed for anything else but a simple console window, on a Window's based system.

    Good luck!

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    The first thing I should say is don't use Turbo C. Unless you're using a truly ancient 16-bit computer, there are much better compilers around. Even if you need to compile old mode 13H programs on modern computers, I find DJGPP to be much better.

    But if you're using a modern-day computer, which is most likely, get a Windows IDE. I recommend Dev-C++ or (better, but harder to configure) Code::Blocks.

    Anyway, the remainder of this post is just for reference for other people. Unless you're using a 16-bit platform, please don't use Turbo C.

    I seem to remember that the Turbo C installer required a floppy drive -- it assumed that certain files were in the root of the drive, and then you had to create the files in the root of the drive that were contained on the next floppy disk -- or else just use four floppy disks to complete the installation. (Or use one disk, copying the required files to it to simulate "disk swaps".)

    I never actually tried installing Turbo C from a hard drive, though.
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    Hmm turbo C... That was the bomb back in the day.

    Installation SHOULD be simple. Just copy all the files into a directory.

    After that, you're on your own. These days every OS uses a flat memory model and all that library code is obsolete...

    Forget that piece of antiquity and use GCC , imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidlingayya View Post
    Dear All,
    I want to install Turbo C compiler in my PC.. i got compiler online
    i tried to install it but it showing error as follows

    It showing
    'Please insert The
    COMPILER/UTILITIES
    disk into drive C:'
    can anybody explain detailed step to install this software in my PC

    Here, use this, this is a lot better:

    http://www.context.cx/

    That is the editor

    And here is the compiler:

    http://www.cygwin.com/

    Download those two, do your programming in the editor, save and then compile using Cygwin.

    Cheers

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    I read somwhere that Psygnosis used Turbo C to create the original Lemmings game. Not sure how much of that is true mind
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