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Installing VB6 on Win7

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I inserted Disk 1 of Visual Studio 6.0 into my Win7 machine.
Clicked setup.exe
Got a message that there was a compatibility issue, with a "click here" to access online information.
Got a site that had nothing to say about compatibility issues.
There is an option to install anyway.

Question: Does anyone know if the "compatibility issue" is fatal, or just that some details won't work?

Should I install anyway and see what happens?

I have VB6 on my old XP machine, but it is a nuisance to switch the cabling between machines.
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Right click setup.exe
Troubleshoot compatibility
Try recommended Settings

(Though that is a really old program
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Be aware (from my reading LOTS of questions in here) that there is no guarantee it will work. If not, you need to upgrade.
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If you are able to run a WinXP virtual machine, you may want to try installing your Visual Studio 6 in that environment.
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by:NormaPosy
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OK Thank you all.

I asked, because I am maintaining a legacy package written in VB6 under XP. And it would be convenient not to switch between my old XP and my Win7 machine.

Virtual XP would likely be the best way to go. But I'll stay with my current setup even though it is a nuisance.

Actually, we have a guy re-writing the entire package from scratch in C++. I'm guiding him through my flow charts. (These are quite complicated statistical programs.)  But we need to run one more time before end of January, and his coding will not be ready by then.

After that, I will kiss an era goodby. Sob.

- - Norma
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