Install Turbo C++ Compiler on 64-bit Windows 7 Using DosBox

Install Turbo C++ Compiler on 64bit Windows 7 Using DosBox - techinfoBiT

Turbo C++ can be install on any system using the tools named DOS Box.

DOS Box is a fantastic free tool for running Turbo C/C++ compiler, It can be easily installed on all system and it is also as simple as any other tools.

DOSBox creates a virtual drive whose existence is in the hard disk virtually and whenever we doing double click on software’s shortcuts the DOSBox dials the given command  automatically and open the TC++  inside it.

You all know about the hard disk, Suppose a hard disk has 500GB. People often make partitions on their hard disk of a certain size. Let’s say some hard disk has 4 partitions, so, in reality, the size of hard disk is 500GB but virtually 4 drives exist on the same hard disk of certain sizes as seen by the user and controlled by Operating System. So we can say that 4 drives exist virtually on this hard disk.

How to install DOSBox on 64-bit windows system ?

Download the following necessary tools to install DOSBox on 64-bit windows system.

Click here to download DOSBox ver0.74

Click here to download TC.

1. Install the software DOSBox ver 0.74 :
2. Create a folder for example, “Turbo” (c:Turbo)
3. Download and extract TC into the Turbo folder (c:Turbo):
4. Run the DOSBox 0.73 from the icon located on the desktop:
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 )

To start TurboC++ in the DOSBox automatically:

You can save yourself some time by having DOSBox automatically mount your folders and start Turbo C++:
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:- Enable full-screen pressing Alt + Enter button on the keyboard.

When you exit from the DosBox 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 over DOSBox because they might be a shortcut key for DOSBOX also . Eg : Ctrl+F9 will exit DOSBOX rather running the code .


  1. It’s a tricky animal to get right, but works nicely once it’s configured, and if you’re writing code for DOSBox to run then Turbo C is a useful tool. Many thanks.

  2. hey this is not working
    i save the extarct file in f drive but when i tryin to make the f as a local directory it shows me message “turbo doesn’t exist ” what to do tell me plzzz


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