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Where can I download free Visual C++ 6?
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Question by:amoe
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by:Axter
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Hi amoe,
VC++ 6.0 is not free.

You can freely download VC++ 8.0 from the MS website.

Cheers!
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Visual C++ 6.0 comes part of Visual Studio 6.0 family. You can check out further details over here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/Previous/vs6/default.aspx
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by:yotamsher
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does it have to be 6?
they have free version of 2005 in:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/
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by:Axter
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>>they have free version of 2005 in:

The 2005 is the VC++ 8.0 version.
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by:jhance
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I don't recall there ever being a free version of VC++ 6.0 or Visual Studio 6.0.  If you need VC++ 6.0, there are three possibilities:

1) Purchase a copy of VC++.NET 2005 or Visual Studio 2005 and then request the VC++ 6.0 installation and license from Microsoft.  Their policy is that you are licensed to use the older version is you purchase the current version.

2) Get an MSDN subscription.  The VC++ 6.0 product is still available for download from MSDN.

3) Purchase a copy from a reseller who has old stock or buy a used copy from someone.  EBay is a good place to find something like this.
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by:Arthur_Wood
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you may also be able to locate a copy of VS 6 on eBay

check out:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?ht=1&from=R4&satitle=Visual+Studio+6&sacat=18793%26catref%3DC6

AW
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