Laggy Buttons in VB6 Solution

Well, I got my new laptop since I needed it for my course, upon installing Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 some problems occurs, it hangs up and doesn't complete the "proper" installation. Anyway, what's the use of Google.

Therefore, I "googled" it and found a solution. Installing it in Windows 8 seems troublesome.

Here's the installation guide below:

  1. UAC
    1. Yes
  2. Program Compatibility Assistant
    1. "Run the program without getting help"
  3. Installation Wizard
    1. Next
  4. End User License Agreement
    1. I accept the agreement
    2. Next
  5. Product Number and User ID
    1. Enter product number
    2. Enter Your name and Your company's name
    3. Next
  6. Setup Options
    1. Install Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
    2. Next
  7. Choose Common Install Folder
    1. default location; change if needed
    2. Next
  8. Program Compatibility Assistant
    1. ACMSetup is run at this point to actually install VB6
    2. Select "Run the program without getting help"
  9. Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Setup
    1. Click Continue on the opening screen.
    2. Click Ok at the bottom of the Product ID screen
    3. pause while setup searches for installed components
  10. Choose the installation you want
    1. I selected custom for this installation. For the options, I chose Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and Active X. the Data Access option is selected, and cannot be unselected.
    2. change path if desired. I used the default path

Setup will go through a few steps, but with a surprise at the end.

setup checks for necessary disk space
...
setup begins installation process
...
setup is updating your system

At this point, setup will hang. Anyway, don't panic...

Open up Task Manager, and kill the process marked as Not Responding. After you have killed that task (and only that task!), close the task manager; we're done with that!

The good news, the everything is installed! All we have to do is make an adjustment. 

or this one:



Visual Studio Installation
1. Ensure UAC has been turned off.
2. Ensure your user has administrative rights on the computer.
3. Run the Setup.exe file in the Visual Studio Installer.
4. “Run the program without getting help” when the error “This program has compatibility issues”.
5. Click Next, Accept the Agreement and click Next.
6. Enter your software key, name and company name. Click Next.
7. Update Microsoft Virtual Machine for Java.
8. “Run the program without getting help” when the error “This program has compatibility issues”. Note message shown twice.
9. Say “Yes” to reboot the system.
10. On start up the setup continues to run.
11. “Run the program without getting help”
12. Start Page shown. Click on Desktop.
13. “Run the program without getting help”
14. Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition shown with options “Custom, Products or Server Application”.
15. At this point click “Exit” on the installer and confirm with “Yes” otherwise an error will be shown if you continue.
16. Run the Setup.exe file in the Visual Studio Installer.
17. “Run the program without getting help”
18. Click Next and Accept the Agreement and click Next
19. Enter your software key, name and company name. Click Next.
20. Select Custom and click Next
21. Installation folder click next
22. “Run the program without getting help”
23. Click “Continue”.
24. Product ID click “Ok”
25. Tools -> Change Options -> OLE/Com Object Viewer, Uncheck and click OK.
26. Enterprise Tools -> Change Options -> Visual Studio Analyzer, Uncheck and click OK.
27. Data Access -> Change Options -> ADO, RDS and OLE DB Providers, Uncheck.
28. At this point it warns saying the component is essential. Click OK and OK again.
29. Click continue.
30. Say Yes to register environment variables.
31. Say Yes to VSS DB format.
32. Install box with “Destination File:” should appear.
33. Setup is updating your system message box should appear.
34. Click OK to Windows NT Debug Symbols.
35. Click Restart Windows.
36. On start up the setup continues to run and loads APEMREG.exe.
37. Install using compatibly settings.
38. “Run the program without getting help”
39. Untick install MSDN. Click Next and yes to confirm.
40. Select Nothing and click Next.
41. Select Nothing and click next.
42. Untick Register and click finish.
SP6 Installation
1. Run setupsp6.exe
2. Click Continue.
3. Click I Agree.
4. Setup Successful click OK.


and now for the  laggy buttons in the design interface here's a simple tweak,


First, find the shortcut then Open File Location, then


Right-click the VB6.EXE program, select properties, then go to the Compatibility tab. At the bottom of the window, click the Change settings for all users button.

Put a tick mark in the check box, and make sure the Windows XP (service pack 3) option is selected in the drop down. You'll also want to put a check mark in the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings and the Run this program as an administrator check boxes, towards the bottom of the window.

Finally click Apply, then Ok, then Ok again.


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