6.001 Scheme for Windows machines

Installation on Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP

Warning for Windows 95 users: in order to be able to print from Edwin you must be sure that your default printer was installed with the "Allow printing from DOS" option turned on.

Disclaimer: While it may be possible to install Scheme on Windows 98 or Windows ME, we do not support these operating systems and can only offer limited help. We believe that this Scheme will work on Windows 2000 and Windows XP, but if you experience difficulties in using these systems, please let us know. Caveat Hacker.

MIT Scheme requires two directories:

Installation instructions:

  1. Download the Scheme installer into a temporary directory of your choice. This file is about 11 megabytes long,

  2. Run the install program, win32-6001.exe

  3. The InstallWizard will ask you some questions; we suggest that you accept the default for installing the MIT Scheme system itself.

  4. The installer will ask you where you want to install the applications database. This is the location that you will store problem set code and your own work, and defaults to c:\u6001. The installer will create two subdirectories named PSets (to hold the problem sets in the form they are distributed) and Work (where you should modify the problem sets to produce your solutions).

  5. You can then delete the install program..

  6. If you have trouble with the installation process, send email to 6001-scm-support@ai.mit.edu.

Installing Problem Sets:

Problem sets will be distributed as ZIP files from the 6.001 Web page. In order to install them, you will need to be able to "unzip" them on your machine. You can do this using any one of several programs. If you do not already have such a program, you can use the free unzip version. This is a self-installing executable that creates about 8 or 9 files along with a README explaining how to use it. Another popular option is to use the shareware program WinZip, which provides a graphical user interface as well as integration into both Netscape and Microsoft browsers.


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