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Version 4.8 - Release date: June 26, 2017


Type mismatch (13) error


Error-2: Run-time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set


For Windows 10 64bit - version 1703 build 15063.138 +

see Instructions

Version 4.7 - Release date: March 15, 2017

1.FIXED: MSDN Library recognition

Again. In some cases did not identify correctly the CD structure of MSDN 98.

2.FIXED: OS recognition

In some cases did not identify correctly the OS version.

Version 4.6 - Release date: January 04, 2017

1.FIXED: MSDN Library recognition

In some cases did not identify correctly the CD structure of MSDN 98.

2.NEW: New Browse for Folder window (customized)

When open to browse for folder, the current folder is already visible

Version 4.5 - Release date: February 26, 2016

1.NEW: added detection for all MSDN Library editions  

The various editions of the MSDN Library can be distributed with a variable number of CDs (2, 3 or 4), users could have difficulty installing the MSDN Library.

VS6I is now able to detection all MSDN Library editions and inform the user about the edition he has chosen (*). Example:










(*) It could be that some files and folders are common in all the CDs, so at the time of the copy will be asked whether to overwrite them. Always answer yes.

2.Other small improvements...


Version 4.4 - Release date: September 27, 2015

1.NEW: added detection of MSDN Library Subscription October 2001

VS6I is able to detection the MSDN Library subscription DVD, en_msdn_library_october2001_dvd, which it DVD structure is a bit different from the MSDN98 version (2 CD) that come with CD distribution of Visual Studio 6.0 or Visual Basic 6.0.


How to prepare and install MSDN Library October 2001:


a) unzip the en_msdn_library_october2001_dvd.exe into a new folder you want.

  If you use 7zip, simply right-click the file and choose the menu command: Extract in "en_msdn_library_october2001_dvd\"


b) To prepare folder: simply choose the source folder create above

  VS6I detect automatically this version of MSDN, so will not ask you to insert CD #2 (as with the MSDN98 version)


c) To install MSDN:

  Simply click the Install MSDN Library button to start setup.



Version 4.3 - Release date: September 06, 2015

1.CHANGE: Visual Basic 6.0 fails to find MSJAVA.DLL

If you receive a error, now you can press Continue button to however run the Visual Basic 6.0 setup.



2.NEW: Add the ? icon (top-right)

This icon open the help file related on current tab.

Version 4.2 - Release date: August 19, 2015

1.NEW: Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition

For users that have the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition, will see that on the Setup all unnecessary options are already disabled.

This is to ensure that Visual Basic installation ends without errors on any version of Windows, especially the version 10!

However, you can add any option, too.


However, the 'unnecessary' options should be disabled in ALL editions.

I.e., Visual SourceSafe option will disabled both VS 6.0 Enterprise and VB 6.0 Enterprise.


Note: this also prevents the Windows restart, so you can install all Visual Basic 6.0, the MSDN Library and the Service Pack 6 without interruptions.

2.CHANGE: Visual Basic 6.0 setup fails

Under certain circumstances, the setup of VB 6.0 ends with error, or not start. Correct.

3.CHANGE: Register Shared components.

Due to a different address of the Registry in Windows 10, VS6I could not read the information relating to the shared components, so all OCX were disabled.

Now VS6I again is able to read information then to install shared components.

4.CHANGE: Install shared components (source path)

On some cases, VS6I was not able to retrieve the correct path for shared components, which should be: \Common\Tools\VB.

Note: the location of this path may vary depending on the edition of VS/VB you own.

For example, in the Italian version of VS 6.0 Enterprise is on the CD #3, while in the English version of VB Enterprise 6.0 and VB 6.0 Professional is in the CD #1. Check your edition, before to install.

Version 4.1 - Release date: August 16, 2015

1.NEW: Support for Windows 10 (final build 10240)

Please read Windows 10 issue!

2.CHANGE: Permissions to access Registry.

VS6I no longer displays the error message when the user does not have permission to access the Registry to provide the ability to install the old components (AniBtn32.ocx, DBGrid32.ocx, etc.) In the group Shared components. Simply, now disables the group.

3.Set Vista SP2 compatible

Add option to set compatibility to Windows Vista SP2 (recommended in Windows 10)

4.MSJAVA.DLL solved

In some editions simply you will create a zero-length file, in others it is necessary to copy the original file; also, it all depends on the version of Windows. You do not have to worry about what need in your edition of VS6/VB6: VS6I thinks of everything!


Version 4.0 - Release date: October 26, 2014

1.NEW: GUI completely renewed

Improved graphic user interface: Office 2013 Ribbon style.

2.NEW: Add support for old controls

Install and register old controls  like: AniBtn32.ocx, Threed32.ocx, and so on...

Caution: old controls may not compatible on Windows Vista and next OS versions.

However, all have been tested and seem to work.

3.NEW: Add support for Windows 10 Technical Preview (v. 6.4 build 9841)

VS6Installer install correctly VS6/VB6, MSDN e SP6 on Windows 10.

Before to run VS6/VB6 setup please read Windows 10 instruction.

4.NEW: Disable Data Access option, to disable Data Access on setup

In Windows 8 and Windows 10 (Technical Preview) disables the installation of some outdated components, related to Data Access, that affect the execution of Visual Basic 6.0.

5.NEW: Install Graphics option, to install all Graphics files on setup (HOME tab)

6.CHANGE: Crystal Report 4.6 installation.

Improved the installation of Crystal Reports 4.6 (Segeate) and fixed some minor bugs.

Version 3.0 - Release date: June 2, 2014

1.NEW: Add support for Visual Basic Enterprise Edition

Tested with Italian edition only.

For other languages: if you encounter problems you may contact me via forum.

Version 2.0 - Release date: January 12, 2014

1.NEW: If Windows need to restart after installation, VS6 Installer also restart with Windows

This allow you can continue setup without re-run VS6 Installer manually.

2.NEW: Options menu


3.NEW: Create a Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 link on Desktop and Quick Launch bar (File menu)

The installation of Visual Basic does not create any link; This command allows you to create a link to the Desktop and Quick Launch bar.

If link already exists do nothing, but shows a warning.


4.NEW: Add option to set VB6.EXE to Run As Administrator (File menu)



5.Fixed: In the English version of the MSDN CD1, the structure of folders and files may be different with other versions; the result is that when start to prepare the 2MSDN60 folder you receive a error File not found.


6.Fixed: Crystal Report 4.6 improved


7.Help file updated

Add Know Issues topic, where reported users issues and related solutions.


8.Other minor changes and improvements


Version 1.5 - Release date: September 15, 2013

1.Change - Fixed recognition of Service Pack 6.


Version 1.4 - Release date: July 26, 2013

1.Change - Fixed state recognition of existing prepared-folders (Install buttons) after set the ROOT folder.

2.Change - Fixed error to recognize Service Pack prepared folder.

3.Change - Some minor changes.


Version 1.3 - Release date: April 4, 2013

1.Change - Fixed recognition of the folders in the root folder

2.Change - Fixed state recognition of existing prepared-folders (Install buttons)

3.Info - the SP6 must be unpacked into a folder, before to prepare SP6 folder.


Version 1.2 - Release date: July 10, 2012

1.New - Add installation for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 PRO


Version 1.1 - Release date: July 4, 2012

1.New - The program is now named: VS6 Installer

2.New - Add installation for Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0

3.New - Root folder, to create folders to another device (recommended)

4.New - Use separate folders for Visual Studio and Visual Basic

5.New - Installation of Crystal Report 4.6 (English / Italian)





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