Friday, August 14, 2009

Visual Studio 6 and VB6 – Hosted on Windows 7 (64k)

There are still lots of VB6 applications out there that need to be maintained. I couldn’t install VB6 directly on the  Windows 7 desktop because of ActiveX and adoDB problems, but I could install it using Windows Virtual PC XP Mode.


I’ve set up VS6 in Windows Virtual PC and created a shortcut on my Windows 7 toolbar:
image I run it from there and dragging it around my desktop just like any other window:

Here’s how:

  1. Check that your chip & bios support virtualisation using this Intel download
  2. Go here and carry out the 3 steps
  3. Install Visual Studio 6 within the Virtual PC and update it with the necessary .

Of course you could use VMWare instead (but you dont appear to be able to use both together)

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