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, XP and Vista, 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 README and WINDOWS.txt in the distribution.

  1. Click on the following link
    Download scheme48-1.7.msi
  2. 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 1.7\
  3. Click on the entry in the Start menu or use the command
    c:\Program Files\Scheme 48\Scheme 48 1.7\scheme48
    to run the interpreter.
  4. Consult the manual at this point for information on use.