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How to install Visual Studio 6 on Windows 7 professional 64bit

, 22 Jun 2012 CPOL
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How to install Visual Studio 6 on Windows 7 professional (64 bit)


I have some old C++/C source code to reuse recently and I have to install Visual Sutdio 6 on my Window 7 (64-bit). here are the steps I went through and share with each of you.


I did some research on google and find these links:

1. how to install Visual Basic 6 on Windows 7:

2. how to install Visual C++ on Windows 7:

the answer from Andre Zielger is useful, but for 32 bit. from link 1) I created a zero size DDL under C:\windows. So I followed combined steps to run through the installation steps.

Installation Steps

1. create zero byte file MSJAVA.DLL under : C:\Windows

it will let installation to skip Java update check.

2. you need to install Visual Studio SP6. google this and you will it on msdn:

3. do not use wizard. run setup.exe as administrator

4. from start>all programs>Visuall Studio 6.0 > Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0, right click and run as administrator. you are ready to go.


do NOT set up anything like link 1) update section. otherwise you can not create project correctly.

Points of Interest

I agree install Visual Studio 6 on Windows 7 is related with permissions. but there are some tricks from link 1) to follow and install SP6.

Have fun in programming!


1. first release on 06/22/2012.


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Comments and Discussions

Questionnb; you need to do this too! Pinmemberjolyonw17-Nov-14 22:54 
QuestionUse full trip of link no.1 Pinmemberyukmai16-Aug-14 7:53 
QuestionThanks for the tip PinmemberGraham Wilson4-Jun-14 8:52 
Questionthanks PinmemberMember 923343114-Jan-13 19:17 
QuestionvirtualBox PinmemberGhasem Karimi8-Oct-12 0:13 
Why don't u use Oracle VirtualBox. it's free.
QuestionVB6 on W7-64bits Pinmemberpatrick_raous28-Jun-12 0:11 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain29-Jun-12 8:26 
QuestionVB6 on W7-64bits Pinmemberpatrick_raous25-Jun-12 1:19 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain25-Jun-12 18:25 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain26-Jun-12 17:57 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberxComaWhitex23-Jun-12 18:15 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain24-Jun-12 18:09 
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GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain25-Jun-12 18:27 
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GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain29-Jun-12 11:32 
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QuestionWin7 Pro Pinmemberflector23-Jun-12 6:18 
AnswerRe: Win7 Pro PinmemberJ. Wijaya29-Jun-12 1:16 

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