How to install Turbo C++ on Windows 7 64bit

Few days ago we have posted an article about installing Turbo C++ on 32 bit Windows 7. Now we are providing step-by-step procedure how to install Turbo C++ on 64 bit Windows 7.

1. Install the software DOSBox ver 0.73 : download here
2. Create a folder,for example „Turbo“ (c:\Turbo\)
3. Download and extract TC into the Turbo folder (c:\Turbo\): download here
4. Run the DOSBox 0.73 from the icon located on the desktop:
Run the DOSBox
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\
6. Type d: to shift to d:
7. Next follow the commands below:

cd tc

cd bin

tc or tc.exe [This starts you the Turbo C++ 3.0]

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 )

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 DOSBox versions older then 0.73 browse into program installation folder and open the dosbox.conf file in any text editor. For version 0.73 go to Start Menu and click on “Configuration” and then “Edit Configuration“. Then scroll down to the very end, and add the lines which you want to automatically execute when DOSBox starts.
Automatically mount and start Turbo C++3.0 in DOSBox ver 0.73:
Scroll down to the very end, and add the lines:
Those commands will be executed automatically when DOSBox starts!
Please 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 .

VIDEO tutorial (there is another setup – original path to Turbo C++ is h:\tc\ and drive H is mounted as drive C:)


  • sunil

    it works wel done but thre is steel a problem it Thanks, Its working. But the problem is when i press alt+enter for full screen, cursor and keyboard getting disabled. How to get a solution for this????

  • Priya

    Yah! i got it.very very happy.Thank u very much!!!!!!!!!!



  • Parvati

    Could not run any program, header files and functons not found it says.. Could you help please!!

  • bhushan

    hey it working 100% its good

  • Mohsin

    step1 : Download dosbox software and intall it.
    Step2 : Make “turbo” folder at “C:” drive then copy or unzip the entire “TC” folder onto the “C:turbo”.
    Step3 : double click Dosbox icon.
    Step4 : after clicking/pressing Dosbox, a window will open just like “old dos operating system” environment.
    Step5 : type in that window “mount d c:turbo”
    Step6 : change drive to “d:”, by typing “d: then pressing enter button”
    Step7 : Now type “cdtcbin”
    Step8 : then type “tc.exe” to enter into the IDE(integrated Development Environment) of C-language.
    Step9 : at the top menu goto options > then goto >Directories Change its directories path mentioned there from c: drive to d: drive.
    i.e write “include directory” path as D:tcinclude and “library directory” path as D:tclib on place of c:tcinclude and c:tclib respectively.
    After that u will not face any problem regrading the thingS ur telling.

    • Neha Bhamare

      After performing step 5,it is showing that “Directory c:turbo doesn’t exist”
      Please tell me what should I do?
      Please help me out.

  • Munesh Chauhan

    Thanks to suggest…

  • Abhijit

    guys who r having problem with fullscreen pleasego to start menu->dosbox option->configuration file-> change output=surface to output=ddraw and change full screen=false to full screen=true. I hope it will solve

  • sachin

    thank u very much!

  • Thanx..lot..its working

  • Simran

    Thank u so very much…………

  • Sumanth

    thanks a lot it is working

  • Aji

    Thanks,, it’s working,,

  • hiba ejaz

    7th step isn’t working. it says unable to change. help me with it please.

  • Hadi

    AutoStart chenged in 0.74 version
    DOSBox. The file can be found in:

    (Windows) “Start/WinLogo Menu”->”All Programs”->DOSBox-0.74->Options

    (Linux) ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf

  • Nazish

    Thank You Sooooo Much 🙂

  • sahil magoo

    yaaaa it workss…..

  • satish

    after this command error message is displayed
    Disk full ! Not enough swap space.

    plzz help…

  • akash punchvedi

    its not icluding header files i.e. #include and #include
    help me about this….. plz

  • Abilash

    There is no icon on desktop,After installed Dosbox plz help me….

  • Mia

    7th step is not working, please help….what is the problem actually? it said unable to change. Is there any other way???

  • mehr

    help ME ;(
    bgi error graphics not initialized (use ‘initgraph’)

    • rocks

      click option then there is linker and click that again open two option of setting and libraries and click on libraries…opened a small control panal and into them available graphic library that u should mark then press ok button…after this process u can run bgi program.

  • rocks

    thanks for instruction and its work well

  • rocks

    when u r going to compile graphic program before that we hav check whether its option is correct r wrong..first we have click option into c compiler then there is mentioned linker and click that again open two option of setting and libraries and click on libraries…opened a small control panal and into them available graphic library that u should mark then press ok button…after this process u can run bgi program.

  • Thinker

    can’t run a program….. compilation is proper but run does not work even after using without shortcuts……. please help !!!!

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  • QIAN

    I face the problem when linker the programm .”Linker error Undefined symbol IEEE488_SEND in module xxxx.But I have the appropriate library in the right path. please help!

  • Hussein Korongo

    Thanks you help me today

  • Елена

    Hey thank you for this turoria.. i could install turbo c. Only now when i run my program, i cannot view my output window. There are no errors and i pressed ctrl+r then enter to run it. Please can you fix? Hey Ankith Have you placed the contents of the unzipped files like I ve shown in the tutorial?

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