How to Download C++

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Technology has advanced at a break-neck speed during the last 20 years. Since the advent of the computer, man has made it smaller and easier to use. We now have computer programmers working out of their homes on machines that weigh no more than 4 pounds. As a programmer, C++ is one of the programming languages you can use. Here is how to download it for use.

Read the tutorial for "How to get started with C" on the Cprogramming website, and get a basic understanding of what C++ is and how it can be used.

Go to the Free Programming Resources website and read through the tutorials to learn how to program using C++. Understanding how the programming language works is key to being able to use it once it's on your computer.

Decide on a version of C++ on the Bloodshed Software website and click on it. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose a download option.

Choose to either save the download to a file or to run it from its current location in the dialogue window that appears. Then follow the download and installation instructions.

Open the program and begin writing your own computer programs.


  • check Bloodshed's versions of C++ are older, but they're free. If you want the newest version, you can buy it and download it directly from Microsoft's website.