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Before you can create a program in QBasic, you need the QBasic interpreter. It is available from your Windows 95 (or 98) CD, or you can download it below.


To access QBasic from the Windows 95 CD:
  1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. Click "browse this CD" (if the menu screen doesn't come up, then browse the CD from My Computer.

  3. Go to the \OTHER\OLDMSDOS directory.

  4. Open a program called QBASIC.EXE (this is version 1.1 of the QBasic interpreter).


To access QBasic from the Windows 98 CD:
  1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. Click "browse this CD" (if the menu screen doesn't come up, then browse the CD from My Computer.

  3. Go to the \TOOLS\OLDMSDOS directory.

  4. Open a program called QBASIC.EXE (this is version 1.1 of the QBasic interpreter).


Download it here:
    QBASIC.ZIP (323 KB) - QBasic 1.1 interpreter and sample programs

    UNZIP32.EXE (90 KB) - Extracts the ZIP file

To unzip the QBASIC.ZIP file with UNZIP32.EXE:

  1. Go to the Start Menu

  2. Click Run...

  3. Type the following (this loads MS-DOS):

      command  <Enter>

  4. Enter the following in DOS (assuming you saved QBASIC.ZIP to C:\QBASIC):

      cd c:\qbasic

      unzip32 -n qbasic.zip


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