Microsoft C/C++ 3.x

This is the original standalone Microsoft C/C++ compiler for DOS and Windows - Later versions were rebranded and renumbered as Microsoft Visual C++ and were bundled with Visual Studio or the SDKs.

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Release notes

This is the first fully Microsoft developed version. It was designed to be compatible with K&R C, supports Intel 186 and 286 code generation and floating-point emulation. Includes standard C headers. Sdded EXEMOD and EXEPACK, dropped OMD. Microsoft used early internal versions for Xenix and early Windows development prior to release in 1985.

Version 3 was rebranded and published by IBM as IBM C Compiler 1.00

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Release date
User interface
Download count
26 (2 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft C Compiler 3.0 (5.25) 3.0 English 270.73KB 2


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