How to install Borland C++ on Windows 8 and avoid “Application can’t run on your PC. Contact with your software publisher”

A lot of complaints were made regarding my video on how to install Borland C++ 3.1 on Windows 8. To some of you, Borland C++ can be installed with just a few clicks, but to others there is an error which could pop-up. In this article I will guide you to install Borland C++ on Windows 8 without running into the following error: “Application can’t run on your PC. Contact with your software publisher”.

As you probably already figured it out, this error is about compatibility. Apparently, Borland C++ 3.1 is not compatible with Windows 8 and therefor cannot be installed properly. Still, there is a way.

First of all, you will need to download and install DosBox for Windows. You can easily install the 32 bit version on a 64-bit OS. The download page is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/files/dosbox/0.74/DOSBox0.74-win32-installer.exe/download


After you install it, go to http://wizzardjuverdeanu.ro/download-borland-c-3-1/ and download an archived copy of Borland C++

  • After you completed the first two steps, it’s time to begin the installation:
  • extract the files from the Borland C++ archive you just downloaded to your C: drive
  • rename the folder into Borland (it will be easier to get to it)
  • start Dosbox and type in the following command: mount c: c: 
  • after that you will be able to install Borland C++ as if you were running an old MS-DOS Machine. Just type in the following command to begin the installation process:
  • C:
  • cd Borland
  • cd bin
  • install
  • don’t forget to hit enter after every command
  • you will se that you have entered the installation of C++ as shown in my installation article and video.

You can use the C++ installation steps from this article: http://howto-install.org/how-to-install-borland-c-on-windows-8/

In order to start the application, just start DosBox and type in the following commands:

  1. mount c: c:
  2. c:
  3. cd borlandc
  4. cd bin
  5. bc.exe

The software should start and work just fine. Good luck on your coding.

PS: If you have any complaints, just use the comment form bellow. Don’t forget to mention your PC configuration so it will be easier for me to answer your concerns.


UPDATE:

Installing Borland C++ on dosBox: The solution for “too many subdirectories press esc”

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  3. Ricky

    Hi there, i use Orwell dev-C++ on my win 8, but i got no problem w/ the installation. my first 2 compiled programs ran well w/ no problem, but recently i write a program and when i run it, it says ” Application can’t run on your pc” or something like that. What should i do? Should i use dosbox to run my compiled program?

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  5. Lars

    hey I just type the command mount c: c:, but it said “Directory C doesn’t exist” I’m sure that I extracted the archived files to Drive C. Help 🙁

  6. Balan

    I downloaded DoS box on my desktop and also extracted Borland c++ file on desktop as suggested by you. I tried to open the Dos Box and it opened in a dos page showing the directory as Z:. When I checked it says Z: is a virtual directory. When I tried cd C:, it says there is not C: directory. Even c: c: did not work. Howshall I proceed ?

    Balan

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