Over the past few days, I have been getting emails asking how to run Turbo C++ 3.0 in Windows Vista and 7. Because since the removal of NTVDM in Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows doens’t support full screen mode for DOS programs, because it has some compatibility glitches with Windows Aero UI.

Turbo C++ was a C++ compiler and integrated development environment and computer language originally from Borland. Now Turbo C++ is succeeded by C++ Builder.

Trubo C++ IDE
Turbo C++ running in full screen mode

Turbo C++ aka TC++ has no issues with Windows Vista and 7 and it runs fine but it is panic to work in small window. I searched on internet and found some emulated Turbo C++ IDE for Windows 7 solutions, but those were not worthy enough.

Finally I got a custom built Turbo C++ installer that composed of DOSBox and original setup package. I tried myself and found that it works full screen mode on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista/7.

You can get Turbo C++ for Windows Vista and 7 from links given below:


Turbo C++ for Windows Vista and 7 (32-bit & 64-bit)


If you want to build your own, visit the developer site for the GUIDE.

6 responses to “How to run Turbo C++ on Windows Vista and 7”

  1. Dhiraj Avatar

    Thank you very much…

  2. AshishRohilla Avatar

    Thanks a tonn

  3. T1M3X Avatar

    Ah. Brings back memories!

  4. Ganesh NJ Avatar
    Ganesh NJ

    Thanks a lot, i was looking for something like this :)

  5. abhimanyu sharma Avatar
    abhimanyu sharma

    It’s a excellent software ,which enable us to use c++ compiler in full screen mode

  6. Lebohang Bucibo Avatar
    Lebohang Bucibo

    I like this. Training a dinosaur to behave inside the space shuttle.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *