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Windows 7: Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7, but Not on Windows 8

26 Feb 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows 7, but Not on Windows 8

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Developers currently using Visual basic 6.0 on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 will continue to be able to do so come the next iteration of the Windows client. According to the Visual Basic team, Microsoft remains committed to delivering a level of “It Just Works” compatibility when it comes down to the integration of Visual Basic 6.0 applications not only on Vista and Windows Server 2008 but also on Windows 7. In this context, the software giant has updated the Support Statement associated with the Visual Basic version 6 runtime. The new documentation now also covers the Windows 7 client as well as Windows 7 Server (Windows Server 2008 R2).
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07 Dec 2009   #2
roehrle

 

I just tried to install my VB6 PE in my new computer with Win 7 and I got a message that it wasn't compatible with the OS I am running. Do you know of any updates that will help me save my VB6. I went to a MS site and they seem to be pushing VB.net stating all the problems that I will have in the future by staying with VB6. I paid a lot for this software and have no intentions of paying now what they want for net.
I was under the impression that set-up installed 32 bit and I had the option of 64 bit. Could I be running 64 and this might be why VB6 isn't running properly ?? I was able to install the first disk but it won't except the MSDN
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07 Dec 2009   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Wow, haven't tried to install VB6 on 7. I doubt it will work on the x64, but I may try. I haven't programmed in that for a few years.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
drakeshe

Windows7 Pro RTM (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roehrle View Post
I just tried to install my VB6 PE in my new computer with Win 7 and I got a message that it wasn't compatible with the OS I am running.
It doesn't say that it isn't compatible. It simply states that there are know incompatibility issues. But really I have not come across anything myself.
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12 Dec 2009   #5
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

VB 9.0 is better than 6.0 and it's fully compatible with win7 x64
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12 Dec 2009   #6
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

I actually use Visual Basic 5.0 on my Vista Ultimate x64, and it seems to work fine.

The applications also work well with Win 7.
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13 Dec 2009   #7
roehrle

 

My VB6 is working OK but when I tried to compile an old program that I didn't save the *.exe it wasn't able to run because of a *.ocx file that was in the same directory as all the other modules but keep giving an error that there was a problem with that ocx on a line that didn't exist in the program. At first I had a problem in registrating the ocx but I solved that but now have this new problem. I'm concerned because I know this program was complied and ran on the old computer.
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13 Dec 2009   #8
MasterEvilAce

Win
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roehrle View Post
I just tried to install my VB6 PE in my new computer with Win 7 and I got a message that it wasn't compatible with the OS I am running. Do you know of any updates that will help me save my VB6. I went to a MS site and they seem to be pushing VB.net stating all the problems that I will have in the future by staying with VB6. I paid a lot for this software and have no intentions of paying now what they want for net.
I was under the impression that set-up installed 32 bit and I had the option of 64 bit. Could I be running 64 and this might be why VB6 isn't running properly ?? I was able to install the first disk but it won't except the MSDN
I would suggest migrating to VB.Net... they have an Express edition which is completely free to use. Haven't run into any real limitations over the pay version, aside from I believe remote debugging (debugging an application running on a separate system)
http://www.microsoft.com/express/product/

It uses the .Net framework, so any application to build will need to have the framework (but it can be acquired from microsoft's site, and I believe it comes preinstalled on windows 7? not sure). The applications will also run MUCH, MUCH faster than the VB6 counterparts. There might be a slight learning curve, but to be honest it's worth it.

I used to use VB6, and now I use C# (also .Net). But all the code compiles the same with the .Net framework. What language you use is up to you.
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14 Dec 2009   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roehrle View Post
I just tried to install my VB6 PE in my new computer with Win 7 and I got a message that it wasn't compatible with the OS I am running. Do you know of any updates that will help me save my VB6. I went to a MS site and they seem to be pushing VB.net stating all the problems that I will have in the future by staying with VB6. I paid a lot for this software and have no intentions of paying now what they want for net.
I was under the impression that set-up installed 32 bit and I had the option of 64 bit. Could I be running 64 and this might be why VB6 isn't running properly ?? I was able to install the first disk but it won't except the MSDN
I would suggest migrating to VB.Net... they have an Express edition which is completely free to use. Haven't run into any real limitations over the pay version, aside from I believe remote debugging (debugging an application running on a separate system)
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It uses the .Net framework, so any application to build will need to have the framework (but it can be acquired from microsoft's site, and I believe it comes preinstalled on windows 7? not sure). The applications will also run MUCH, MUCH faster than the VB6 counterparts. There might be a slight learning curve, but to be honest it's worth it.

I used to use VB6, and now I use C# (also .Net). But all the code compiles the same with the .Net framework. What language you use is up to you.
Former VB6'er here too. I too now use C# (and VB.NET rarely) and wouldn't go back to anything else.
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14 Dec 2009   #10
roehrle

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roehrle View Post
I just tried to install my VB6 PE in my new computer with Win 7 and I got a message that it wasn't compatible with the OS I am running. Do you know of any updates that will help me save my VB6. I went to a MS site and they seem to be pushing VB.net stating all the problems that I will have in the future by staying with VB6. I paid a lot for this software and have no intentions of paying now what they want for net.
I was under the impression that set-up installed 32 bit and I had the option of 64 bit. Could I be running 64 and this might be why VB6 isn't running properly ?? I was able to install the first disk but it won't except the MSDN
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I would suggest migrating to VB.Net... they have an Express edition which is completely free to use. Haven't run into any real limitations over the pay version, aside from I believe remote debugging (debugging an application running on a separate system)
Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition Products

It uses the .Net framework, so any application to build will need to have the framework (but it can be acquired from microsoft's site, and I believe it comes preinstalled on windows 7? not sure). The applications will also run MUCH, MUCH faster than the VB6 counterparts. There might be a slight learning curve, but to be honest it's worth it.

I used to use VB6, and now I use C# (also .Net). But all the code compiles the same with the .Net framework. What language you use is up to you.

Thanks for your suggestions.

I finally got all my old VB6 programs working on Win 7. I think my biggest problem was not using the troubleshoot compatibility routine. I think the first time it didn't product results that I wanted but later when I tried it again it worked. Not completely sure this was my problem. Just glad I got it working and feel certain that Win 7 does work with VB6 although it isn't the easiest thing to figure out how to get it to work. Been away from VB6 for a year or two so that didn't help either. Thanks for all you guys spending time sending me your suggestions.
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