VB6 running under Win7
Posted on 2014-12-07
I am maintaining a few rather large legacy programs written in VB6 running under XP. My new machine OS is Win7. I have kept my old XP machine for use in maintaining these VP6 programs. (The XP machine runs strictly off line, so I do not worry about security.)
It is a nuisance to transfer all the devices from one machine to the other. Mouse, Keyboard, Printer, etc. I'm thinking of installing VB6 on my Win7 machine to avoid all that hassle.
Question: Are there any issues I should know about running VB6 under Win7? I'm aware of the OCX problems. My question pertains to running the VB6 development suite itself.
I have an external USB hard drive with plenty of room on it. I could fire up my old XP machine and simply copy the existing VB6 studio suite to the external drive. Then it will be there when I plug the external drive into the Win7 machine.
Question: Would it be better to make a fresh install under Win7? (I have all the VB6 CDs.)