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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!

Create a zero-byte file

During the installation of Visual Studio 6 on Windows 7, it is necessary to create a zero-byte file called MSJAVA.DLL in the Windows directory. The mere presence of a file with this name will allow installation to proceed. Without it, installation dies.

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.

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This guy wants me to drive around Washington state and install and or repair printers, to the tune of about 40,000 miles per year. Typical example of a recruiter who does not actually review the qualifications or even open a resume to see if the job is a match. It seems that the only criteria for these spam mails is the matching of a few key words.

VB6 Windows 10 Office 2013 - Excel Hangs

Hello All. I've got VB6 pretty much working on windows 10 with Office 2013 Installed.

VB6 runtime

I have many old VB6 programs which my family history society distribute. We now need to get them running on Windows 10 machines for our more adventurous users..

Installing VB6 on Windows 7

About a year ago there was a very long and very useful thread on installing VB6 on Windows 7 64-bit.  I have now upgraded an old computer which had XP to Win 7 64-bit and have had a problem with this.  Any chance that you could post that thrread again?

install vb6 apps on windows 7

I've VB6 on my Windows 7 and works fine.

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Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 Cumulative Update

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

Installing IIS 7.0 from the Command Line

Patch installation and log collection on ESXi 4.1 Update 1 fails when /tmp/scratch is missing

Install and Configure IIS 7 on Server Core

Core Install and confgure 2008 Core

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Error accessing STF File while installing vb6 on my windows7

I have kept the software vb6 in D: drive while installing it a msg appears:

VB6 installation on Windows 7 problems

I am very grateful for finding this site. After getting lost googling for ages, I found this site and it made sense. I am not a programmer, I am an amateur. I have written 2 programs in VB6. They worked fine on XP and therefore have not updated my vb 6 since I bought it and started learning to program about 14 years ago in fear less something stops working. Sooner or later I would have to move to Windows 7 so I am making the leap. Following the instructions in this site I installed VB6 onto Windows 7 64bit(I think) professional. On it I also have 32 bit(I am sure) Office 10 pro installed.

VB6 exe on Windows 7 64 bit

Hi, Thanks to your answer on how to install vb6 on windows 7 64 bit I got it running. Question: on xp before our vb6 app would run we had to register a handfull of ocx and dll files for the grids and other components used by the vb6 app. After trying the exe now, it runs p...

Object Library not registered

I installed VB6 Ultimate on many my computers, 32/64, XP, Vista and now Win7. On HP win7 professional (installed some year ago) everything works fine (designa nd execution). I recentry got ab ACER 250 win7 ultimate and rre sto isbtall vb6 sp6 ultimate also into this PC. Compiled VB6 programs work fine (after some manual ocx, registration) however with the design environment not everyting works fine. Ie some ocx (like rictx32.ocx or mscomctl.ocx) cannot be used due to following advise "Object library not registerd". I tryed everything, disinstallin, reinstalling VB6, using MS FIXIT,VB6CLI, using professional SW to unregister them and to register them again. I even tryed to duplicate related REGITRY items on working HP passing them as .reg to Acer REGISTRY. Nothing to do. Always the same error. All ocx are on c:/windows/system32 folder. Whay else can I do?

Installing VB6 on Windows 7

I followed your instruction and everything seemed to install correctly however, when I open a project and try to access the References (Project Menu, References) i get the following message:

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