From: alan on 1 Nov 2006 16:38
How do I connect MSDN as context-sensitive online help for VC6 (ie so F1
Google shows lots of questions about this, but not an answer that solves
it for me, so apologies for thrashing this yet again.
I've just set up VS6 (C++ and VB) on a new machine running XP SP2
(32bit). During the install of VS6, the "integrated" install of Oct
2001 MSDN library install failed. I installed VS6 SP6 then ran the MSDN
10/2001 Setup\psdk_x86.msi (the MSDN setup.exe still won't run) and
chose the install option "integrate with Visual Studio."
Any suggestions please? Do I need to start over, or can things be
hooked together post facto?
From: Ancient Dragon on 1 Nov 2006 17:00
if you have firewall on, turn it off. also disable antivirus during install
process. I did not have a problem installing VC 6.0 on XP with SP 2. But it
could be some other policy settings on your computer that causes the compiler
install to fail. I don't know how to manually set the registry for it.
From: alan on 1 Nov 2006 17:12
Ancient Dragon wrote:
> if you have firewall on, turn it off. also disable antivirus during install
> process. I did not have a problem installing VC 6.0 on XP with SP 2. But it
> could be some other policy settings on your computer that causes the compiler
> install to fail. I don't know how to manually set the registry for it.
The compiler installed and works fine, it's just the connection to
online help that's not working: F1 doesn't open context-sensitive help.
(Fwiw the firewall has been off since 2nd boot, and no antivirus is