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Hi All,
I have a client with a VB6 dev environment installed on a 32-bit XP box that is used to maintain a suite of accounting modules. It is VB6 for 32-bit, SP3 (although I should probably upgrade to sp6 sometime)
I managed to get the install sets (for the accounting modules) to work OK via the compatibility mode (because there were all sorts of ocx, dll and tlb issues).

I now have to migrate the dev platform (i.e. VB6 dev environment. ) to a W7/64-bit machine.

Do I install this in compatibility mode (inc all the service packs) or straight?
thank you
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We run VB6 (SP6) on Windows 7 (64-bit) and we install it straight as far as I can remember.

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Thanks Chris,
so you install as usual, then apply SPs as usual?
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Yes, there was a gotcha somewhere when installing either SP5 or SP6 relating to (I think) MDAC where you have to modify an INI file to force the installer to skip that part of the install. YMMV.

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thanks Chris,
is the MDAC issue with the VB6 install ini, or the ini for apps developed in vb6?
can you remember the mod?
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The MDAC issue is with the installer for SP5 for the developer. Sorry, no, I can't remember the change that needed to be made. I do remember finding something on StackOverflow about it - there was an question on there that included the fix for Visual Basic 6 Enterprise that I was then able to alter slightly to work for Professional edition (we use Professional, not Enterprise).

Good luck.

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cheers, Chris
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