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Visual Basic 6 IDE and Windows 7

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I'm using my VB6 IDE with Windows 7 for the first time.  The program keeps shutting down and random times, giving me the message that the program "is no longer working".

Is there a servce pack I need to download?  Anyone else run into this?
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Install Visual Studio 6 Service pack 6. And run the IDE with Administrative Privilege.

 
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VB6 IDE is not compatible with W7.
Here :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx
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VB6  IDE is compatible with Windows 7.
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I installed the service pack and now I get more errors than I did before.  I got "can't access the system registry" twice, and I got errors on most of the forms when they tried to load.
What's going on?
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And then I loaded it again and everything worked perfectly.  ???
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The IDE still blows up for no reason.  I guess it's time to run it in XP Mode?
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Have you tried to run the ide in administrative mode.
If you run the ide in xp mode certain problem may occur.Like when you try to detect os verson,you will get xp as version.Becoz you had selected xp in compatibility mode



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Have you tried to run the ide in administrative mode.
If you run the ide in xp mode certain problem may occur.Like when you try to detect os verson,you will get xp as version.Becoz you had selected xp in compatibility mode



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How do I run the IDE in administrative mode?
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Right click the vb6.exe to grant administrative privileges
Go to Properties –> Compatibility Tab
At the end of the compatibility tab, you will find the following check box:
Run this program as an administrator
Just check the check box and click OK and then again OK.
This will grant administrative privileges to that program.


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