Solved Visual Basic 6????

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Hello,
I have tried installing Visual Basic 6.0 Pro on my computer using Windows 10 64 bit. I run into the problems with the install of this program. I have had to manually reboot my computer to finish up the install and install MSDN libraries, instead of the program doing this automatically. Then it doesn't install all of the libraries that go with this version such as Active X creation. It also gives an error that the object library for a blank program is not registered.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this program installed, so that I have no problems with the install and when the program runs???
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Visual Basic 6 was not designed to be installed and run on Windows 10. Visual Basic 6 was released in 1998, some 20 years ago.
 

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Hello again,
I now have a problem with uninstalling a program, and I hope you guys can help as you always have. It is Visual Basic Pro 6.0. When in windows 10 pro 64 bit, the icon for the program is not visible in either in the Programs and Features in the control panel, nor is it visible in Revo uninstaller. I also have CCleaner and it is not visible in it either. The only way to uninstall VB 6, is to delete all of it from program files, then run regcleaner, using both CCleaner and Revo.
When I try to install the program again, windows has kept my registry key and installs the program, minus over half the professional tools.
My question is; HOW the heck do you totally get rid of left over files, or that ever is needed so that when Install it over again, all of the program files get installed and I can used the registry key to reinstall.
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FYI: I used VB6 for many years and had to decide what other similar language to switch to that would work in Window 7 or Windows 10.

After much research, I switched to AutoIT which I found very easy learn because it's very much like VB6. For an experienced VB6 programmer, all the help you might need is built into the AutoIT system and also available at the AutoIT forum. AutoIT is FREE.

AutoIT compiles to a standalone *.exe and doen't even require an installer so it's easy to run an any computer. The negative aspect is that your program is easy to be simply copied & pirated.

The other negative aspect is you can't automatically convert all your old VB6 code to AutoIT.

If those 2 negatives are a big issue, you might be better off switching to XoJo which has both FREE & PAY options.

https://www.xojo.com/visualbasic/

In any case, I'd steer clear of any MS products because they can't be trusted to honor support into the future and they constantly change things, forcing you to change.

--pete--
 

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I have merged both topics about the same issue together. Please do not mark a topic solved and then start a new one about the same issue
 

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Hey thanks guys for the info. Jenae, the suggestion of the blog was the info I needed. I have book marked it. Thanks again for all your guys helps.
 
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