VB6 support in windows7 64 bit RRS feed

  • Question

  • trying to run vb6 application by installing in windows 7 64 bit system, getting an error saying-'activex object can't create object'.how to resolve this issue?

    • Moved by Hart Wang Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:32 AM
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:19 AM

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  • Hi,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Did you check which sentence throws the error message, I suggest that you could debug you application.

    that would be helpful.

    Since your issue is related to VB6.0, VB6.0 is not supported by Microsoft, you could post the issue on



    I will move the case to off-topic forum.

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Hart Wang Monday, May 15, 2017 7:17 AM
    Friday, May 12, 2017 7:27 AM

  • Since your issue is related to VB6.0, VB6.0 is not supported by Microsoft ...

    I will move the case to off-topic forum.

    Correction, here is the Microsoft support statement for the VB6 programming language:-

    "The Visual Basic team is committed to "It Just Works" compatibility for Visual Basic 6.0 applications on the following supported Windows operating systems: 
    - Windows Vista 
    - Windows Server 2008 including R2 
    - Windows 7 
    - Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 
    - Windows Server 2012 including R2 
    - Windows 10 
    - Windows Server 2016

    The Visual Basic team’s goal is that Visual Basic 6.0 applications continue to run on supported Windows versions. 
    As detailed in this document, the core Visual Basic 6.0 runtime will be supported for the full lifetime of supported Windows versions, which is five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support."



    Microsoft support VB6 programming (VB6 Support StatementVB6 Programming IDE Installer)

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:08 AM