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Install VB6 on Windows 7

After surfing around the net, I've found very little information regarding installation of VB6 on Windows 7. Most of the information out there is for Vista, and most of it is queries for assistance.

Install VB6 on Windows 10

So if you don't know it, the technical preview version of Windows 10 is available. Being the good maintenance guy, you'll want to know about installing VB6 on Windows 10. This article shows how I got it running on Microsofts latest OS.

Install VB6 on Windows 8

As most of the world knows, Microsoft has made available a consumer preview of Windows 8. While this is still considered beta software, I highly recommend you check it out. Some of us technology minded folks are charged with supporting legacy software, developed with Visual Studio 6 (particulary Visual Basic 6), and with the iminent release of Windows 8, there is some worry about whether our support tools will work with it. This tutorial will (hopefully) help you get VB6 installed on your Windows 8 system!

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.

Troubleshooting DNS with NSLookup and dig

To be proficient at troubleshooting name server problems, you'll need a special tool to make DNS queries, one that gives you complete control. We'll cover nslookup in this tutorial because it's distributed with Windows Server 2003 and with many other operating systems. We'll also cover another query tool, dig, that isn't part of Windows. It provides similar functionality and doesn't suffer from nslookup's deficiencies.

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Ophion rework

I've done some work on Ophion, the time tracker hosted here on fortypoundhead.com.  Mainly debugging and code streamlining.

Files attempted to access

Just an FYI: the following path/filenames are targeted by folks attempt to exploit certain vulnerabilities in particular applications or plugins. Things like WordPress, FCKEditor, and others.

Font Problem Resolved

Thanks to hsialinboy for pointing out a font problem that was an issue for some users.

Minglly

There is a "company" in Miami, Florida that has acquired a list of credit and debit card numbers from the recent breaches of security at Target, Michaels, Nieman-Marcus, and other companies.

VB6 Connection w/ DB20 database w Win7 64 bit

Working on app at work in XP using VB6 and making DB connection & downloading data just fine. Got a WIN 7 laptop, installed VB6 with no issues (thanks for the tips) and tried to run the same code.

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What are the commands to configure a subnet mask on a router and a default gateway on a router?

Trying to learn something new with these Cisco routers I found on Craigslist!...

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