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Does XP mode in Windows 7 support the Turbo C compiler?

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Who cares. Run a real compiler. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 8 '11 at 7:56
could you provide a link to said compiler? There seems to be a borland turbo c, but without a version... – Journeyman Geek Dec 8 '11 at 8:00
@Journeyman: That's because Turbo C only went up to 2.0. Over twenty years ago. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 8 '11 at 8:02
erg, so 16 bit? – Journeyman Geek Dec 8 '11 at 8:48
16-bit DOS executables. So a VDM is required. And without significant work one can only make DOS programs with it. Given that the open source OpenWatcom C/C++/Fortran compiler has native Win32 executables that can cross-compile to DOS if one truly wants to write DOS programs, I'm with M. Vazquez-Abrams when it comes to the utility of Turbo C on Windows NT. Even the free-of-charge Borland C++ compiler would be better. – JdeBP Dec 8 '11 at 20:04

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Chances are, that it should run in XP mode (which is simply an emulated 32 bit Windows XP SP3 instance running in Microsoft Virtual PC), if it runs in a regular 32 Bit Windows system – if it needed direct access to some form of hardware on a physical system it may fail, but otherwise, it should work.

That being said, testing it would be relatively trivial, and you would probably want to do it even if it installed properly.

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