How to install turbo c++ on windows 7

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2024 by

Turbo C++ is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) used for programming in the C++ language. While it was originally designed for MS-DOS, it can still be used on modern Windows operating systems with a few tweaks. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to install Turbo C++ on Windows 7.

Download and Install DOSBox

Before installing Turbo C++, you will need to download and install DOSBox, a DOS emulator that will allow you to run the program on your Windows 7 system. You can download DOSBox for free from their official website.

Download Turbo C++

Next, you will need to download the Turbo C++ installation files. You can find these files on various websites, but make sure to download them from a trusted source. Once the files are downloaded, extract them to a folder on your computer.

Configure DOSBox

Now, open DOSBox and type in the following commands:

mount c c:\tc c: cd tc install

This will mount the folder where you extracted the Turbo C++ files as the C drive in DOSBox and then run the installation program.

Install Turbo C++

The installation process will begin and you will be prompted to enter the source drive. Type in “C” and press Enter. Next, you will be asked to enter the directory where Turbo C++ will be installed. Type in “C:\TC” and press Enter. Finally, you will be asked if you want to install Turbo C++ in the current directory. Type in “Y” and press Enter.

Configure Turbo C++

Once the installation is complete, you will need to configure Turbo C++ to work with DOSBox. To do this, open DOSBox and type in the following commands:

mount c c:\tc c: cd tc tc

This will open Turbo C++ and you can now start programming in C++.

Create a Desktop Shortcut

To make it easier to access Turbo C++, you can create a desktop shortcut. Right-click on the Turbo C++ icon in the DOSBox window and select “Create Shortcut”. This will create a shortcut on your desktop that you can use to open Turbo C++ directly.


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, make sure that you have followed all the steps correctly. You can also try running DOSBox as an administrator or changing the compatibility settings for DOSBox.


Installing Turbo C++ on Windows 7 may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of DOSBox, it can be done easily. By following these steps, you can have Turbo C++ up and running on your system in no time. Happy coding!

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