Installing VB6 without Java
Wed, Jul 14 2004 3:58
As part of a recent rebuilt, I needed to install VB6. When you try to install VB6 from the VS6 CD’s, you get prompted to install Java presumably for the sake of Visual Interdev. I really didn’t want to install ms’s java and not their outdated version. So a bit of monitoring with SysInternals FileMon and RegMon quickly identified the *fix*
Create a new file, name it msjava.dll and place it in your windows directory. The file can be zero length. You can then happily install without the prompt to install Java J
Once you have installed VB6, delete the msjava.dll otherwise windows update will prompt you to update it.