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Once you run Developer Studio with the /USEENV switch it always uses the environment specified in the Control Panel System applet. Developer Studio does not default back to using the settings specified in the Directories tab under Options and off of the Tools menu. This happens even if you later run Developer Studio without the /USEENV switch.
Developer Studio should use the environment specified in the Directories tab under Options and off of the Tools menu when the /USEENV switch is not specified.
Upgrade to the latest Visual Studio service pack.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3. For more information about Visual Studio service packs, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
194295 HOWTO: Tell That Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs Are Installed