I'm frustrated at the moment and thought I'd vent a bit before asking for help.
I've finally decided to download MS Visual C++ Express 2005 and migrate from VC++ 6.0. I know, it's about time! What can I say, except that I hardly ever download stuff from the net because it frequently doesn't go as smooth as it should, so I'm not real comfortable doing it. Sure enough, I can't seem to figure out how to do it this time either. I'm on the Express version download page at Microsoft.com. I can start the download of 2008 Express toward the top of the page, but that's not what I want, so I cancel it after I can't find a way to tell it to download 2005 instead of 2008 download. I can start the download of Visual J# Express (nice obvious download button within the icon to make it easy for even dimwits like me), but I cancel the download because that's not I want and it doesn't look like I can download C++ from within that sequence either. I selet my preferred language in the Visual C++ Express icon easy enough, a simple edit box for that, but I can't figure out how to start the download. No obvious button like for J#. Double clicking on the C++ 2005 icon like for 2008 version doesn't seem to work. Neither does single or right clicking the C++ 2005 icon for that matter. I'm beginning to wonder if my blinders are so big I just can't see the forest for trees or if there's some trick I'm not familiar with or what? I even "signed in" to the website thinking something might become obvious to an "insider" not obvious to a guest. No luck.
If anybody can tell me the foolish mistake I'm making I'll check back tomorrow.
Thanks for listening.
Thanks even more for helping!