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A good C++ compiler for windows 8

  1. Oct 29, 2013 #1
    I've tried downloaded three different compilers for c++ and none of them work, I have visual studio 2010 but c++ won't work on it. If someone could provide a link to a c++ plugin for it I would be soooo grateful. But anything is appreciated as long as it's free.
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2013 #2

    rcgldr

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    I've used C++ with VS2010 without issue. Can you describe what the problem is?
     
  4. Oct 29, 2013 #3
    It wont compile it says c++ is too old. I have an illegal version, I don't pay for software, can't afford it.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2013 #4

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  6. Oct 31, 2013 #5
    still not working any non Microsoft suggestions?
     
  7. Oct 31, 2013 #6

    AlephZero

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    MS Visual studio express is free, and supports C++ (or to be pedantic, it supports MS's version of the language). http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2013-express

    If you just say "I downloaded 3 compilers and none of them work", without even telling us which three compilers or what error messages you got, do you really expect to get any meaningful help here?

    Some people here might be able to do computer tech support by ESP, but we don''t do it for free :biggrin:
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 #7
    I downloaded and install MinGW a few weeks ago, works like a charm.
     
  9. Nov 1, 2013 #8

    rcgldr

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    You didn't mention what operating system you're running. Visual Studio 2012 and later requires Windows 7 or later. I think Visual Studio 2010 can run on Windows XP.
     
  10. Nov 1, 2013 #9

    jtbell

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    The thread title says Windows 8.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2013 #10

    rcgldr

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    Sorry for the brain fade. I was posting a response to a similar thread at another forum, where the guy was having problems during install, but did not specify what OS he had. That issue was trying to install VS2012 express with Windows XP, where an error message didn't show up until part way through the install (is this fixed yet?). He was concerned about how to remove any stuff generated during the failed install.
     
  12. Nov 1, 2013 #11
    dev, vs2010 and I don't rerember the third.
     
  13. Nov 1, 2013 #12

    phyzguy

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    Install Ubuntu on a separate disk partition in dual-boot mode. Ubuntu comes with the g++ compiler installed. Everything is free.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2013 #13
    my laptop only has 4gb left and I can't afford an external right now.
     
  15. Nov 1, 2013 #14
    The question is, what are you going to use the compiler for, and what does "good" really mean.
     
  16. Nov 1, 2013 #15

    Borek

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    We still don't know what it means "doesn't work".
     
  17. Nov 5, 2013 #16
    Won't work full stop. as soon as I press the compile button the thing crashes with a an out of date message.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2013 #17

    Vanadium 50

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    You are being very vague about what you are doing, and what is going wrong. You're not going to get help that way.

    Are you still trying to use your stolen compiler? If so, stop it and try the legal alternatives that have been suggested to you.
     
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  20. Nov 5, 2013 #19
    How am I being vauge? It doesn't matter what I try to compile the ide crashes, not my program. they all look very old despite me searching specifically searching for windows 8 ones.
     
  21. Nov 5, 2013 #20

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