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I used to do a bit of programming in Turbo Pascal but since Microsoft eliminated DOS I don't know how to set up the compiler in Windows XP or 7. Can anyone advise how I can continue to use Turbo Pascal? Thanks

I got this reply "TP will still run in a DOS box, both on XP and Win7" but when I tried to launch Turbo Pascal I kept getting error messages like not a windows program or nothing happens at all.

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The IDE may have issues because it uses graphic modes which are no longer supported. The compiler should work fine though.

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You can even use DosBox to emulate DOS. Worked fine with me...

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Why???Unless your going to program for Dos why bother...and if you are going to program for DOS...you should be using a DOS operating system.

If you just want to get back into programming...then get a Windows compiler like Lazarus or Delphi.
Lazarus is free.

http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/

and can be downloaded at

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazarus/files/

Borland no longer makes compilers. Sold their compilers to Embarcadero.

http://www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi

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I did some Turbo Pascal myself in the previous century! But why not opt for learning a new language?
I your case I think Java would be a good candidate. This is just a suggestion, I'm forcing nothing here ...

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Thanks... am thinking of doing just that. But I've got a few fairly large TP programs that I'd like to run every now and then and later convert into whatever new language

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