Download and installation instructions for Windows
We distribute Scheme 48 as a Windows Installer file, which should work on Windows NT 4.0 and above (including Windows 2000 and XP, but not Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME). At this time, the port is considered experimental. The Windows Installer file requires Windows Installer version 2.0 or greater to work.
The standard source distribution also contains the files necessary to build the system on Windows.
Here are some simplified download and installation instructions.
For more detailed installation instructions, see the files
WINDOWS.txt in the distribution.
- Click on the following link
- Double-click on the file you just downloaded and
follow the instructions. This will install Scheme 48 on some
location on your system, typically something like
c:\Program Files\Scheme 48\Scheme 48 1.4\
- Click on the entry in the Start menu or use the command
c:\Program Files\Scheme 48\Scheme 48 1.4\scheme48to run the interpreter.
- Consult the manual at this point for information on use.