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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.

How VPN Creates a Secure and Private Tunnel between the Users Device and the Distant Server

VPN creates a secure and private tunnel between the user’s device and the distant server which is connected to Internet, thus securing your outgoing and incoming data from interception and snooping. The tool was majorly used by employees to access remotely their company network through a secure channel. Now, this tool can be used by anyone for securing their private network or a coffee shop connection etc.

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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.

Code changes today

During the night, while you all were sleeping, myself and VB6Boy have uploaded quite a number of code changes.  A lot of the new code is optimization and refactoring of existing code, as well as addition of some new features.

Job Spammer: Prutha Siri - Javelin Systems

This one is a bit different. Someone at Javelin Systems has sent out a mass email for an SAP position in Tennessee. The interesting part is that this person has used his AWS hosted domain,, to send the the mail through Zoniac.

Bug Fix: Contact Form Error

The contact form had an error in which the wrong variable was being read, causing a script error. The problem has been repaired, and the contact form should be working now.

Job Spammer: Sathya Narayana

Ah, Sun Technologies. I've unsubscribed from your lists so many times. Stop using JobDiva and you won't be embarassed by it.

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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.

Dual booting Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7 using VHD booting

25 Ways to Decrease Your Rankings

Sure, any old chump can follow SEO best practices and achieve the high SERPs rankings that lead to sustained business growth and profits. But do you have what it takes to trash years of hard work by flagrantly abusing Google’s policies?

8 CSS Techniques for Charting Data

There are many ways you can present numerical, chartable data by styling elements using CSS. Using CSS to style your data prevents you from relying on static images and increases your content’s accessibility. In this blog post, you’ll read about 8 excellent techniques for styling elements into beautiful, accessible charts and graphs.

Internet Explorer Style Information Bar in JavaScript

Internet Explorer has an interesting, although sometimes considered maligned, notification method for unsafe code execution, downloads etc. To its credit, it is an easy and somewhat unobtrusive way to alert users to a change in the Web site or in their account. This script attempts to simulate this behavior using JavaScript and the DOM so that this effect can be achieved in other browsers as well.

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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?

VB6 and WIN7

I think I entered question in wrong spot. I have a vb6 program which an end user clicks a file name in the file box on a form(vb6 program in florida). The pdf is located on a separate machine in New Jersey. When they the click the fle name the vb6 calls a sql 2000 stored procedure on the NJ machine which executes a com on the New Jersey machine which renames the pdf and also copies it to another pdf using filecopy in the com in the same directory. The problem is that the file box on the form in FLA does not refresh so the old name is still there. After 10 seconds or so it will refresh.

Installing Visual Studio 6.0 in Windows 7

Hi, Thank ypu so much for your Article on Installing VB6 in windows 7. I am going to buy new laptop, but I could not find a high processor compatible with XP (with XP driver), and I fail to install my Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition in windows 7.

vb6 on windows 7 64 bit

when i try to run the setup file its displaying setup is unable to open the file,file path run setup again from where you original ran it and finally saying setup was not installed. am using windows 7 64 bit please help me to guide...

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