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Active Designers in VB6 - Application won't install on windows 7 64-bit

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I have an application that runs fine on all versions of windows except the 64-bit version of windows 7. I put some trace code in my application to try and see where it is failing and it looks like it fails when it tries to access one of my Access Designers. There are reports built in the Access Designers but there is also a Designer that is used for database access.

I actually didn't write the program and I don't know much about Access Designers in VB6 but I need to get this program installed on a customers PC. I'm hoping I just need to copy over a dll or something to get it working. Thanks for the help.
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The application really need updating to more recent Visual Studio versions that use .NET Frameworks and compatible with 64 bit systems.

The customer could either replace his 64 bit system with a 32 bit version of Windows 7 or run it from a virtual machine such as Virtual PC, Virtual Box or other virtual system.
I do know that Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 (or later) can load a VB6 project and convert to a later version of Visual Studio automatically.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff648898.aspx

As for installing components to run VB6, try the VB6 runtime files:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/vb6extendedruntime/ 

See also https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ms788229.aspx
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Thanks so much!!! The VB6 runtime files worked perfectly for me.
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