In 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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