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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    I recently changed my Notebook and installed Windows 11 without problems, without using any external installer. I summarized all the steps, in post #16, in the following thread:

    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....-on-Windows-11

    I sent a message to the moderator to see if he agreed to leave this tutorial as the header of a new thread, but I don't think I got a response, so I'm left abandoned right there.

    Within my possibilities, I did my best to make this help as educational as possible.

    If anyone believes that this help deserves to be somewhere else, let me know, or suggest what I should do.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    with VB6 we can create a tool that can create and read registry.
    if we know the registry needed to run VB6-IDE the only thing needed is to do that and COPY the entire "extracted" VB6 main folder to desired folder.

    but as long we have working solutions we don't need to do that.

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    For me the installation on win 10, 11 never a problem. That's what I do. Right-click on the Setup file. Property. Put compatibility mode win xp service pack 3. Launch the setup. When the files all seem to be copied, the system freezes. Stop the computer with CONTRL-ALT+DEL. Close active programs. Then create a shortcut on your desktop. Connect the link with the VB6 file on the disk. Then go to the link and with the right button choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Launch vb6. Perfect.

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    @Giorgina.....did you install SP6?
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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Yes. I installed it normally (after vb6). I don't remember now step by step.
    But normally.

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgina View Post
    For me the installation on win 10, 11 never a problem. That's what I do. Right-click on the Setup file. Property. Put compatibility mode win xp service pack 3. Launch the setup. When the files all seem to be copied, the system freezes. Stop the computer with CONTRL-ALT+DEL. Close active programs. Then create a shortcut on your desktop. Connect the link with the VB6 file on the disk. Then go to the link and with the right button choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Launch vb6. Perfect.
    I tried to follow your instruction but installation stop because operative system is 64 bit.... did you use a Win10 release 32 bit ?

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Did you (rmazzax) follow the instructions in the link in post #2?
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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    I think most people just click "Next, Next, Next, Finish" in the installation wizard and forget to select "Custom" and disable the DAO and ADO components that are the primary culprits for an installation to fail.

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Quote Originally Posted by OptionBase1 View Post
    an alternative solution would be to install something like VirtualBox, and then create a Virtual Machine that runs an older version of Windows
    The same EXACT thing was done with DS Game Maker.. I won't get into specs, but yes.. VirtualBox is definately one way to go about it. The file "may" be too big for some older pc's, so you might want to look into downloading and joining split files into 1.
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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Yes, SamOscarBrown, I set the compatibility mode win xp service pack 3 for Setup file, then I run it but immediately a message show me the error for non compatibility with x64 operative system.
    I'm working on a VMware Virtual Machine WIN10pro

    I found another procedure to install VisualStudio 6 in WIN10, as follow :
    1) copy installation disk in any folder of your PC
    2) open folder and search for subfolder SETUP. Search for file "vs98pro.stf" or "vb98pro.stf" ("vs98ent.stf" or "vb98ent.stf" for ENTERPRISE version)
    3) Do two copies for the .STF files and rename them as "acmsetup.stf" and "acost.exe"
    4) Copy all files of SETUP folder in the upper folder (..\)
    5) Run as Administrator the file "ACMSETUP.EXE"

    Procedure is good for me, I tested it with Visual C++ application, I'm going to installa VB6 too.
    At moment I'm not able to install the Service Pack 6, I'm working on it

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    Re: Can Visual Studio 6/VB6 be installed in Windows 11? Not for me ...

    Quote Originally Posted by rmazzax View Post
    At moment I'm not able to install the Service Pack 6, I'm working on it
    Do the same with the SP6, I mean the steps you described.

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