Visual Studio 6.0 and Vista

Visual Studio 6.0 and Vista

My new Vista laptop arrived at work and Marc tells me there are problems installing Visual Studio 6.0. The official word from Microsoft?

From FAQ: Visual Studio and Windows Vista

We are supporting Visual Basic 6.0, Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 with the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista. Except for the 3 products above, Microsoft does not support Visual Studio 2003 or earlier.

Apparently there is a way to install VS 6.0 on VistaSome write that you simply need to run the setup.exe as administrator.  This articles has a good overview of your options for developing on Vista.

Mike says problems installing VS 6.0/SP5 can be avoided by instead installing VS 6.0/SP6.  He also recommends uninstalling the VM

The recommendation by Microsoft is to simply upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 and SP1 with the update for Vista.

2 thoughts on “Visual Studio 6.0 and Vista

  1. Hi,

    I want to migrate a VC++ project developed in VC6.0 to VStudio 2005 .net.

    I am getting compilation errors. I have modified the call of header files like #include etc..

    Still there are few errors.

    Do you have any idea what are the basic things I may need to look at. Like from where to start and any other important things I need to look at.

    I would appreciate if you reply to my id is as well.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Thank you very much for the info and the links. Install was straight forward, perhaps because it was kept as simple as possible. Just enough to get a C++ IDE/Compiler. That meant no OLE, no ActiveX, and none of the extraneous stuff I knew my projects didn’t use… VC 6.0, the old Source Safe, the older MSDN, and SP6 all reported successful installs without a glitch. KISS seems to work. Source Safe Admin reported some erros accessing ini files, but all seems to be working.

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