Downloading Lazarus

Before doing this exercise you must
  • check the requirements (Windows 32-bits, memory, operating system, disk storage);
  • obtain permission from the PC owner;
  • consider whether to take a backup of all important material on the PC.

The following steps describe how to download Lazarus to your PC.

  1. Start your Internet browser and go to
  2. Read the installation requirements and ensure that your PC satisfies those requirements before continuing.

    The downloaded file has a size of about 135 MB but you will need about 2 GB of space on your hard drive for the files (including all of the examples) after installation.

  3. To download Lazarus, click on the link with text "lazarus-1.6.0-fpc-3.0.0-win64.exe (134.8 MB)". (This is the recommended version on 28th February 2016). If necessary, download the 119.9 MB 32-bit lazarus-1.6.0-fpc-3.0.0-win32.exe from here.
    What happens next depends on what browser and operating system you are using. Follow your normal procedure for downloading a file, and make note of where you download the file to.

The next step is to install Lazarus. The next topic describes how to do that.

Programming - a skill for life!

How to install and set up Lazarus to create, edit and run Pascal programs