I have this code which I need to be compiled in 64-bit mode but have no 64-bit capable compiler. First of all, could somebody compile this code for me and put the executable on filedropper.com or something? And second of all, does anybody know of a free 64-bit capable compiler for Windows Vista?

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does anybody know of a free 64-bit capable compiler for Windows Vista?

If you are a comp/sci student you can download Visual Studio Professional (for free) off of Dreamspark - if you need a 64 bit OS you can get Server 2008 R2 off of there too.

if you are not a student, i think GCC (MinGW on windows) may be able to. Im prettysure you cant cross compile though (meaning to make 64 bit binaries, you must be running a 64 bit compiler on a 64 bit capable OS and CPU).


Visual C++ (other than the free express editions) can compile 64bit directly in the IDE. It does appear that you can compile from the Express edition, using command line compilation. See here

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Do you mean I can compile code in 64-bit mode using Express Edition? I thought 64-bit compilation was entirely out of question for Express Edition. I just installed Professional Edition on a 64-bit machine under a 32-bit operating system. How do I proceed to compile my code in 64-bits? Or do I need a 64-bit operating system, too. I still have Express installed on a 64-bit machine running 64-bit Vista.


Got it. Evidently the "full" installation didn't include the 64-bit compilers. An update solved the problem. Thanks!

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