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VB 6 Vista Intallation Issues and Fixes

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    So I decided to install VB 6 on vista, I was thinking it was going to be a pain and get lots of erros 🙂 but guess what VB works great on vista 🙂 but it did have some issues that needed to be fix.

    First when installing VB 6 on vista you need to do something first before you do it. And it’s to make it so u don’t have to install the old Microsoft java. To do this follow this directions

    Note: you might get an error like this “You don’t have permission to save vista in this location” to solve it right click on notepad and click on Run as administrator or you wont be able to save it.

    Create a new file, name it msjava.dll and place it in your windows directory. The file can be zero length.
    Once you have installed VB6, delete the msjava.dll otherwise windows update will prompt you to update it.

    The next thing is the every time you open a VB project you might get some errors like “Error accessing the system registry” vista is doing that cause you need to run vb6 as an admin, so to stop the error right click on Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 ya know the vb6 exe and then select properties, there click on Compatibility there on the bottom select “Run this program as an administrator” then click on apply.

    Now the last annoying thing is that every time ya open a project you will get the “An unidentified program wants access to your computer’ to get rid of that there one way but no recommend 🙂
    To turn off UAC

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

    2. In Control Panel, click User Accounts.

    3. In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.

    4. In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control
    on or off.

    5. If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User
    Account Control message appears. Click Continue.

    6. Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your
    computer check box, and then click OK.

    7. Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart
    Later and close the User Accounts tasks window

    I would not do for security reasons it’s up to ya 🙂

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