using vb6 on XP

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im currently using vb5 on a 98 machine and a xp machine. the xp computer allows me to do vb development but not use the setup wizard in which i must still use my 98 computer. if i purchase vb6 will the xp computer allow the setupwizard to work. thankyou dlhake
ASKED: June 20, 2009  4:20 PM
UPDATED: July 26, 2009  2:06 AM

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The problem is NOT the OS, the problem is…the floppy drive!
Probably your new PC has no floppy drive.
For more details refer to:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/170372/en-us

There you can read:
“When the Setup Wizard begins, a system configuration file is read. If the devices listed in the configuration file cannot be located, the error occurs and the Setup Wizard terminates.”

I’ve had the same problem using VB4 on XP, and, after reading that article, I connected an USB floppy drive and now it works!
You can also use a Virtual Foppy Drive (like http://chitchat.at.infoseek.co.jp/vmware/vfd.html), but you must assign a drive letter (A: or B:) to the virtual device!

All VB6 tools work fine on Windows XP.

As an alternative, you could virtualize your Win 98 machine, and run it on your XP box.

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  • Koohiisan
    Yes it works fine: I use VB6 on XP all the time! I believe you'll need to get the latest service packs for XP *AND* for VB6 for everything to work 100% perfectly. All I know is I had a strange compile problem that was fixed with the VB6 service pack. HTH.
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