04-21-2002, 01:10 AM
I'm Having problems getting my vb6 running on windows xp pro. Everytime I load vb it comes up with windows installer and says "the feature you are trying to use is on a cdrom or removable disk???" and asks for file VBA (3821b)?. I have loaded VB6 on another computer and it works fine any help would be appreciated
04-21-2002, 01:30 AM
Not sure what's happening, but try reinstalling VB with the CD. By the way, it's illegal to install VB on more than one computer with the same license.
04-21-2002, 02:27 AM
thanks but have tried reinstalling it 5 times
as for piracy only put it on the other computer for a test immeadiatley removed it afterwards
04-21-2002, 06:35 AM
Are you trying to install off of original Microsoft CDs?
i´m running VB6 on my Laptop under WinXP Home...
and it works fine..
XP Pro = XP Professional???
i once installed VB6 on a professional PC... and it also worked fine
and this kind of file you´re talking about does not exist (at least not within my installation)
have you removed/inserted a drive between installing and running VB???
04-21-2002, 07:26 PM
yeh the file does not exist within my installation either.
I haven't removed anything only installed of vb after clean installation of windows xp professional?
I have a 40 gig hardrive partitioned as one 10g which is c - primary and 30g for d dirve. Installation of vb on both produce same result.
04-22-2002, 05:53 AM
Thanks everyone for your help Problem Solved
If anyone has Corel 10 installed on there system for some reason? vb wants a vb file from the corel cd?? go figure?
05-09-2002, 01:04 PM
Correction! IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO HAVE VB INSTALLED ON MORE THAN ONE COMPUTER WITH THE SAME LICENSE!
I have VB installed on my work computer, my home computer and my laptop....all with the same license. And to top it off M$ allows it too! Why? 1) I am the purchaser of the product 2) I am the only user of these 3 computers 3) therefore the license applies to me as an individual USER, allowing me to install it on the computers that I use. That is why it is called a USER LICENSE!
05-09-2002, 01:11 PM
That is true, but remember, it isn't automatic, it needs to be stated
in the license agreement (which it is for VB).
On the other hand, the spirit of the copyright laws would agree
that if a work is published, anyone can use any paid-for copy of
that work. Also, I am allowed one backup copy of software,
music, etc. (not to be shared).