Windows 7 & VB6

June 11, 2011 - It Works!

VB6 BoxIn my earlier article about Windows 7, I mentioned that it looked like getting VB6 running natively in Windows 7 would be more than I wanted to take on. Earlier today I bumped into an article that described exactly how to accomplish that task. Every so often I can follow instructions; VB6 is now running, almost happily.

The tiny exception is that UAC (User Account Control) keeps asking for permission to run VB6. Annoying, yes, but I can tolerate it for the few times I'll need VB6.

Many thanks to Derek Wirch, whose very hard work resulted in an excellent tutorial (and a couple of years later in an updated tutorial about Windows 10.

I'm not quite out of the woods, as there are some other components I need to get installed. But just having VB6 properly installed is a huge step forward.

Tags: Operating Systems, Programming, Visual Basic, Windows

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