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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.

Disable UAC in Windows 7

Disabling the User Acceptance Control (UAC) is easy, via the control panel. But this is a geek site. We do things through the registry.

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.

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Bug reports and troubleshooting help

I've started this forum for reporting bugs in Columbia SE.

Why no code signing

Some users of SystemIdleCheck (or and software I've built) will notice that some antivirus or antimalware packages will not trust the applications.

PLS Beta Active

Some new security enhancements have been brought online for 2433 pages on the site. The affected pages are:

APIs Used

In case anyone is curious, this is a list of APIs that are being used. Note that the event logging functionality is still in progress, but the API references are in place in the code.

Feature Requests

Got an idea for SystemIdleCheck? Is it missing something you want or need? 

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight and win more cases.

7 Great CSS based text effects using the text-shadow property

Time for a bit of fun with CSS! The following examples are all created using live text and the CSS text-shadow property.

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Codango PHP Resource Guide

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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...

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:

ADODC Recordset problem

I am having problems with ADODC Recordsets. I moved a VB 6 (SP6) project from XP to a Win 7 64 bit system.

vb6 app deploy on Win 7 or 8 computer

I am running a VB6 app on a clients Win xp computer. The client wants to purchase a new computer which will most likely have win 8 as the OS. Does anybody know how to deploy a VB6 App on a Windows 7 or 8 computer.

Not able to install vb6 on windows 7 64 bit

I have followed the steps given by you while installing vb6 on windows 7 64 bit..

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