Visual Studio 6.0 service packs, what, where, why

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SUMMARY

Service packs are the means by which Microsoft distributes bug fixes and other updates that help keep a product current. The updates in service packs may include system administration tools, drivers, and additional components, which are bundled for easy downloading. Each new service pack is cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that exist in previous service packs, as well as any new fixes. You do not need to install a previous service pack before you install the latest one. For example, you do not need to install Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) before you apply Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5).

Visual Studio 6.0 service packs affect the Professional and Enterprise Editions of the following products:
  • Visual Studio 6.0
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Visual C++ 6.0
  • Visual FoxPro 6.0
  • Visual J++ 6.0
  • Visual SourceSafe 6.0
Visual Studio 6.0 service packs cover all English versions of these products, as well as all localized versions. Each service pack detects the files you have installed on your system and installs the appropriate fixes. Localized versions include:
  • Chinese, Traditional
  • Chinese, Simplified
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
In addition, each service pack also provides the source files and debug versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ run-time components for developers using Visual C++.

The full description of the fixed bugs and all changed files is in the ReadMe.

MORE INFORMATION

How do I uninstall a Visual Studio 6.0 service pack?

There is no automated uninstallation for the Visual Studio 6.0 service packs.

How do I tell if a Visual Studio 6.0 service pack is installed?

The Help About box for developer tools may indicate what updates have been made since the initial installation. This is not a guaranteed method for all products.

To determine if a service pack has been installed for a developer tool, check the version information in file properties for updated files. Check the service pack ReadMe file for files and versions updated.

For more information about Visual Studio 6.0 service packs such as what fixes are available, please visit the Visual Studio Service Pack Web page or see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194295 How to tell that a Visual Studio 6.0 service pack is installed

Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5

Release Date: February 26, 2001

How to obtain

Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 (SP5) is available at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718363.aspx

Fix list

280367 List of bugs fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5

ReadMe

The ReadMe file for Visual Studio 6.0 SP5 is available at the following Microsoft Web site:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/vstudio60pro/SP/6.0/W9X2K/EN-US/sp5readme_enu.exe
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. Note Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5 contains all the fixes that were released in earlier service pack versions.

Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6

How to obtain

Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) is available at the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718359.aspx

Fix list

834001 List of bugs that are fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6

REFERENCES

To find all of the bugs that are fixed in the latest Visual Studio 6.0 service pack for your product, query on the following keyword in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

kbVS600SPn
Where n is the current service pack version number (i.e., SP4).

Service packs are cumulative. All fixes included in Service Pack 1 are also in subsequent service packs. Therefore, all of the fixes will be found if you search on:

kbVS600SPn.
Where n is the current service pack version number (i.e., SP4).

To find those bugs that were fixed in one service pack and not in other service packs, search on the following:

kbVS600SPn and not kbVS600SPm

Where n is the version you do want and m is the version you are not interested in.

For more information, click the following article number about Visual Studio 97 service packs to view the article about Visual Studio 97 service packs in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170365 Visual Studio 97 service packs - what, where, and why

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Article ID: 194022 - Last Review: September 29, 2011 - Revision: 7.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0 Standard Edition
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