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Offline daveyk

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Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« on: January 11, 2022, 11:07:02 pm »
I have no problems installing VB6 in Windows 10, but the install program does not get very far in Windows 11.

Very early in the process, I get the following error: Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Setup was not completed sucessfully.

It could have to do with security permissions in Windows 11, which as the admin, I find a real pain in the ass.

Thought, experience please.
 
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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 11:08:52 pm »
Stupid Windows 11 will not let you change the permissions of c:\program Files (x86), to the Administrator.

Frustrating...
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 09:55:22 am »
Question: Do applications made in VB6 run?
If they don't 2022 will be a complete nightmare
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 11:57:53 am »
 
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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 02:49:24 pm »
"The Visual Basic 6.0 IDE is no longer supported as of April 8, 2008. "

Yes, but it installed just fine in Windows 10.  I can not get it to install in Windows 11.   I might just revert this new PC back to Windows 10 (it was supposed to come with 11 but had 10 installed on it).  HP spend three hours remote putting Windows 11 on it yesterday.
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2022, 04:41:40 pm »
Stupid Windows 11 will not let you change the permissions of c:\program Files (x86), to the Administrator.

Frustrating...

Could you explain more about this, or provide a link that explains it?  Is it just the 32-bit stuff?
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 04:59:43 pm »
Question: Do applications made in VB6 run?
If they don't 2022 will be a complete nightmare
not really yet. we still have Win7-10 thats still have life in them... last time about a year ago, i have to bid farewell to my WinXP, not because i have problem with WinXP directly, but with more and more modern SWs that cant run properly in it. so i dig into Win7 64bit now, add some used RAM from 3GB before to 8GB now, replaced the PC casing and my 13yrs old PC is like new again... all important modern SWs (mostly for the HWs i bought such as 3d msla printer) now can all run properly, along with all my old VB6 IDE and diy apps. all this WinXP->7 transition is possible because of one crucial thing... i found better replacement to Windows Explorer XP from suggestion in this forum, ie XYPlorer. because Explorer is my #1 app that i cant live without. all Win Vista's,8-10's (including this 7's) Explorers are nightmares. and XYPlorer is built from VB6 too! ;D ps: and i still got Win7 update notifications from M$ until today, so they are still supporting it, looking at this roadmap, i believe my VB6 will still have a long way to go up to Win10, and i believe i can die gracefully with my VB6 CD's on my chest when the time comes ;D
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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2022, 07:15:47 pm »
Stupid Windows 11 will not let you change the permissions of c:\program Files (x86), to the Administrator.

Frustrating...

Could you explain more about this, or provide a link that explains it?  Is it just the 32-bit stuff?

Not that I'm very interested in Windows 11 so far, but I'd be curious about this point as well. Could it be just a change that would prevent an application (here, the installer) from asking the user for elevated rights (with a confirmation dialog), as Windows did before? If that is so, I wouldn't find the change that stupid. So maybe the "fix" here would be to run the installer as administrator? (Not that it's very pretty, but if that works...) And if it doesn't fix the issue, then I probably have not gotten what the problem was. So some more details would help.
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 01:08:32 am »
Just a guess.  Can you make a new folder and install VB6 to that new folder?  Windows now enforces the file protection to the files in the Program Files and Windows folder.  Many older apps don't follow the Windows programming standard and save files to these folders.  That is why they don't work anymore.

 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2022, 04:29:10 pm »
I didn't know that you can install VB6 in windows 10. I tried to install to a PC with windows 7 and it didn't work. I would try on Windows 10 and see.
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2022, 09:22:38 pm »
A couple of years ago, I wanted to resurrect a large VB6 project (just to examine something)…
Win10 was very unfriendly, but I raised a Win7 VM, and it came up just like new.
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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2022, 06:24:42 am »
Question: Do applications made in VB6 run?
If they don't 2022 will be a complete nightmare
not really yet. we still have Win7-10 thats still have life in them... last time about a year ago, i have to bid farewell to my WinXP, not because i have problem with WinXP directly, but with more and more modern SWs that cant run properly in it. so i dig into Win7 64bit now, add some used RAM from 3GB before to 8GB now, replaced the PC casing and my 13yrs old PC is like new again... all important modern SWs (mostly for the HWs i bought such as 3d msla printer) now can all run properly, along with all my old VB6 IDE and diy apps. all this WinXP->7 transition is possible because of one crucial thing... i found better replacement to Windows Explorer XP from suggestion in this forum, ie XYPlorer. because Explorer is my #1 app that i cant live without. all Win Vista's,8-10's (including this 7's) Explorers are nightmares. and XYPlorer is built from VB6 too! ;D ps: and i still got Win7 update notifications from M$ until today, so they are still supporting it, looking at this roadmap, i believe my VB6 will still have a long way to go up to Win10, and i believe i can die gracefully with my VB6 CD's on my chest when the time comes ;D

VB6 IDE runs so much better in WIN10 than in WIN7. Was less pain to install, too.
 
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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2022, 02:30:33 am »
have you tried some compatibility modes for the installation ??
 

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Re: Installing VB6 in Windows 11
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2022, 06:26:42 am »
I don't use Windows 11 (and never will), but my solution was to install it on XP in a VirtualBox VM.  Works great for reverse engineering old source code.
 


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