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Platform SDK february 2003 installation + IE8

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  • Hi,

    I just installed VS6 + VS6SP6, I know it's very very old and maybe I'll get no answer.
    I am using windows XP SP3 + IE8.
    I want to install the platform SDK feb 2003, but when accepting the activex (from default.htm), IE8 crashes...

    Do you have an idea?!

    I finally installed successfully by uninstalling IE8, installing PSDK, and then reinstalling IE8.....

    with IE7 all is ok...
    Friday, August 21, 2009 8:33 PM

Answers

  • Sumit is correct.  Most developers should use the most recent SDK, even when developing for XP.

    If you need to use VS6, the best SDK for you is the Windows Server 2003 R2 Platform SDK Web Install, available on the download center here
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0baf2b35-c656-4969-ace8-e4c0c0716adb&displaylang=en

     

    I found this by referring to the “Which SDK is Right for Me?” table on the Windows SDK Developer Center.  NOTE: this table has not been updated to include the newest Windows SDK for Windows 7, which is the SDK most developers will want to use.  Several versions of the Windows SDK and earlier Platform SDKs (PSDK) are available.  Generally, developers will want the most recent SDK, which supports several Windows operating systems.  Some developers have particular development requirements that call for an earlier SDK.  You will want to consider what version of Windows you will be installing the SDK on and building applications for, and which version of Visual Studio and/ or the .NET Framework you will want support for.   

     

    --Karin

     

    ||Karin Meier||Windows SDK PM||Samples.Community||http://blogs.msdn.com/KarinM||


    Karin Meier
    • Marked as answer by Karin Meier Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:30 PM

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  • Hi,

    Do you have a specific need for the old version of SDK? In general we advise customers to use the latest SDK. The latest release of SDK is the Windows SDK for Windows 7 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c17ba869-9671-4330-a63e-1fd44e0e2505&displaylang=en). 

    Thanks
    Sumit Kumar
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:51 PM
  • Because I have read a lot of times that feb2003 was the last one supported for VS6.
    Are you sure using latest SDK with VS6SP6 won't cause any problem? for sure I won't be able to compile the samples but I don't care about this.

    can you confirm this?

    regards & thanks for the reply

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 10:01 PM
  • Sumit is correct.  Most developers should use the most recent SDK, even when developing for XP.

    If you need to use VS6, the best SDK for you is the Windows Server 2003 R2 Platform SDK Web Install, available on the download center here
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0baf2b35-c656-4969-ace8-e4c0c0716adb&displaylang=en

     

    I found this by referring to the “Which SDK is Right for Me?” table on the Windows SDK Developer Center.  NOTE: this table has not been updated to include the newest Windows SDK for Windows 7, which is the SDK most developers will want to use.  Several versions of the Windows SDK and earlier Platform SDKs (PSDK) are available.  Generally, developers will want the most recent SDK, which supports several Windows operating systems.  Some developers have particular development requirements that call for an earlier SDK.  You will want to consider what version of Windows you will be installing the SDK on and building applications for, and which version of Visual Studio and/ or the .NET Framework you will want support for.   

     

    --Karin

     

    ||Karin Meier||Windows SDK PM||Samples.Community||http://blogs.msdn.com/KarinM||


    Karin Meier
    • Marked as answer by Karin Meier Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:30 PM
  • I should also add a note to my earlier post.  Although older SDKs are available for those developers with special needs, the Windows SDK Team does not test them for compatibility with new products.  The old PSDKs are provided “as is” with no guarantee that they will work with your specific requirements.  For example, the Windows Server 2003 R2 PSDK has not been tested with IE8 J

     

    --Karin

     

    ||Karin Meier||Windows SDK PM||Samples.Community||http://blogs.msdn.com/KarinM||

     


    Karin Meier
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:56 PM