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

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

Introduction

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.

Background

I did some research on google and find these links:

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

http://www.fortypoundhead.com/showcontent.asp?artid=20502

2. how to install Visual C++ on Windows 7:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/installing-visual-studio-6-on-windows-7/fe63b96d-0005-4058-96a6-3d78d8041556

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=9183

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.

WARNING:

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!

History

1. first release on 06/22/2012.

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionUse full trip of link no.1 Pinmemberyukmai16-Aug-14 6:53 
QuestionThanks for the tip PinmemberGraham Wilson4-Jun-14 7:52 
Questionthanks PinmemberMember 923343114-Jan-13 18:17 
QuestionvirtualBox PinmemberGhasem Karimi7-Oct-12 23:13 
Why don't u use Oracle VirtualBox. it's free.
QuestionVB6 on W7-64bits Pinmemberpatrick_raous27-Jun-12 23:11 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain29-Jun-12 7:26 
QuestionVB6 on W7-64bits Pinmemberpatrick_raous25-Jun-12 0:19 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain25-Jun-12 17:25 
AnswerRe: VB6 on W7-64bits PinmemberSouthmountain26-Jun-12 16:57 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmemberxComaWhitex23-Jun-12 17:15 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain24-Jun-12 17:09 
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GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain25-Jun-12 17:27 
AnswerRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberDaniele Rota Nodari26-Jun-12 3:13 
GeneralRe: My vote of 1 PinmemberSouthmountain29-Jun-12 10:32 
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QuestionWin7 Pro Pinmemberflector23-Jun-12 5:18 
AnswerRe: Win7 Pro PinmemberJ. Wijaya29-Jun-12 0:16 

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