Owen37

I cannot get Visual Studio 6, SP6 to install on Vista Business. I've even tried downloading the VB6 SP6 download (instead of the full VS6 SP6), but it dies as well. The installer starts up (running as ADMIN), then goes to the page to verify what products I'm installing for. Then, when I click OK, it stops and says the service pack failed to load. No error message. Just stops.

Ideas

Thanks,

Owen



Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Getting Visual Studio 6, SP6 to install on Vista (for VB6 support)

Tim Anderson

It can be done. See:

http://www.itwriting.com/blog/ p=167

Tim





Re: General Windows Vista Development Issues Getting Visual Studio 6, SP6 to install on Vista (for VB6 support)

guideX

Owen37 wrote:

I cannot get Visual Studio 6, SP6 to install on Vista Business. I've even tried downloading the VB6 SP6 download (instead of the full VS6 SP6), but it dies as well. The installer starts up (running as ADMIN), then goes to the page to verify what products I'm installing for. Then, when I click OK, it stops and says the service pack failed to load. No error message. Just stops.

Ideas

Thanks,

Owen



For a quick tutorial
You also might try...

http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/showpost.aspx postid=1640567&siteid=1&mode=1&sb=0&d=1&at=7&ft=11&tf=0&pageid=2

Take note! this tutorial is specifically for Vista RTM and Visual Studio 6 with Service Pack 5 (which is less buggy) I have not tried to install Visual Studio 6 SP6 for this reason. Other developers agree with me, however it is possible the instructions will work for SP6 if you wish to try it. Good Luck! It will be supported for Vista RTM Final and Vista Beta 2 (the other versions I never tried).