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Windows 7: Visual C++ 6 & Platform SDK Feb 2003 --Installation

30 Aug 2009   #1

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Visual C++ 6 & Platform SDK Feb 2003 --Installation

Recently I have installed Windows 7 64 Bit RC on my system as Main Operating System.

I have still Old source code that is still only compilable under Visual C++ 6.0 Edition Compiler.

So I have installed Visual C++ 6.0 on Windows 7 64 Bit RC -- No Issue.

Also I tried to Install Platform SDK February 2003 on Windows 7 64 Bit RC --failed to install.

I tried 32bit installer and 64 bit installer both case failed. -- while I executed 64 bit version of installation. it given error . machine type not match....
Please suggest how to resolved this issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Here's what I did...

I had the same problem. It appears that the 32-bit installer determines that your OS is 64-bit and attempts to run the 64-bit installer. It also appears that the 64-bit installer was created for the ia64 platform rather than x64 (amd64).

So, I just renamed Setup64.exe to Setup64.exe.bad, copied setup.exe, and renamed the copy to Setup64.exe. My intention was to trick the 32-bit installer into running... the 32-bit installer.

Seems to have done the trick, at least it is now installing.

Note that I also changed the install location, since this being targeted at 32-bits it should not go into the Program Files folder on an x64 system. (I don't put SDKs in the Program Files folder anyway).

Hope this helps, and hope it doesn't create any additional problems if you do the same!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2014   #3


Use the MSI files in the "setup" directory, NOT the setup.exe or the setup64.exe file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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