To run a C/C++ program you need a compiler there are many compilers available e.g. GNU GCC, Tiny C, MS Visual C++, Cygwin, Intel C, Borland etc. And also, an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) i.e. Dev Cpp/C++, Eclipse, Code::Blocks, TurboC etc.

For More About IDE/Compilers Visit: Getting Start With C/C++ – Overview

You can use any IDE for programming one suits your needs. You can even use TurboC for C/C++ but it’s out dated now. New IDEs provide variety of features and shortcuts.
Below is the tutorial to install and set up Dev C++ which is one of my favorite IDE for C/C++ programming.

  1. Download Orwell Dev C++ from Here.
  2. Run Dev-Cpp 5.11 TDM-GCC 4.9.2 Setup File.
  3. Select your language and click “OK”.
  4. Read terms of agreement and click on “I Agree”.
  5. Make sure installation type selected is “Full” and then press “Next”.
  6. Select the “Destination Folder” and click on “Install”.
  7. Wait till it’s installs.
  8. Click “Finish” to finish the setup and run dev cpp.
  9. Select your language and click “Next”
  10. Select “Font”, “Color” and “Icons” from drop down menu and click “Next”. Remember that you can change these setting latter from settings.
  11. That’s it now you can create a new file and start writing your code.