I used VB6 to create an EXE file that uses MSComm1.
The program runs OK in my XP computer and also in my Win7 computer (that has VBE installed).
It would not run on my Vista laptop. I installed the VB runtime files (even though Microsoft says they are not compatible with Vista/Win7) but with no success.
However, when I installed VBE on the laptop, it now runs the EXE quite happily.
Two questions please:
Does installing VBE also install a different set of runtime files?
Is it posible to distribute my program to my friends who have Vista or Win 7, without them having to first install VBE?
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Vista is a very nasty control freak. It wants to handle every request it gets the way it thinks is right for the user. Hence the bad reps behind Vista.
When running your application, make sure that it is runned as the administrator. That should stop the errors from …
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