How To Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed

Summary

This article explains how to tell if you have a Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack installed in your System. 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.

More Information

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.txt file for files and versions updated.

For additional information about the Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs such as what fixes are available, please visit the
Visual Studio Service Pack web page.

Additionally, you can read the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, and Why

Use the following steps to determine if a service pack has been installed on a particular computer:
  1. Open the Readme.txt file that ships with the Service Pack in question.
  2. Choose a file name from the list of updated file names in the Readme.txt file and make note of the version number.
  3. Close the Readme.txt file.
  4. Find the file name you chose in step 1 on your computer.
  5. Secondary click on and choose Properties for the file.
  6. Make note of the version number indicated in the Properties dialog box.
  7. Close the Properties dialog and the Search dialog box.
If the version number of the file matches the version number listed in the Readme.txt file, then the Service Pack is installed on your system.

References

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
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