Solved Windows 8 compatibility with DEV C++

January 25, 2013 at 12:30:05
Specs: Window 8 Pro 64-bit, Intel i3 350M (2.27Ghz) 6GB RAM

OK, I recently upgraded to Windows 8 and it transfered all my programs. Now I have found that DEV C++'s compiler (g++.exe) no longer works (Dev C++ itself works but the compiler console causes the "this programming has stopped working popup"), not even with compatibility mode. I also wanted to start to learn JAVA which doesn't seem to work well with Windows 8.

I downloaded the Windows XP mode, and extracted the .vhd to try to set up a Windows XP virtual box. I got it working but it needs activated so I might uninstall it.

Are there any ways to run these programs?

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January 26, 2013 at 14:20:11

That's one of the problems with Windows 8. As I understand, it the lock is in the BIOS (UEFI). It's supposed to be a security feature. There is a way to unlock it. Go into the setup. See if you can find it.

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January 26, 2013 at 15:28:56
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Bloodshed dev C++ will not work with windows 8, and is no longer in active development.

There are Dev C++ "clones" avalible that have more up to date mingw compilers.
Orwell Dev C++ is one that has been reccomended on other forums.

An alternative would be to download a newer copy of the mingw compiler and install that into Bloodshed's Dev C++, but that will probably cause quite a few problems (bloodshed's Dev C++'s copy is ANCIENT)

The latest copies of Netbeans, Eclipse and java SDK are all compatible with windows 8. No tweaking or compatibility settings should be required. (If you wanted to take up java programming)

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January 26, 2013 at 17:10:08

Those other compilers won't work either if the new BIOS is installed. The UEFI must be disabled first.

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January 26, 2013 at 23:19:22

You have completely misunderstood what UEFI secure boot does (the clue is in the name).

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February 7, 2013 at 12:56:56

Ok , I got it solved, by dual booting with Windows 7. Thanks for all you're help!

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June 8, 2013 at 20:14:59

what settings i need ti change in sequirity and compatability ?

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