Wednesday, January 20, 2010

System files are out of date vb installation visual basic 6

When installing visual basic 6 on a computer running windows xp,vista or windows 2000 you may receive the following error message

Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system. Click OK if you would like setup to update these files for you now. You will need to restart Windows before you can run setup again. Click cancel to exit setup without updating system files.

This error is comming when the setup is trying to install newer version of the files which is already there and is protected by windows file protection system. When the setup is running the setup program compares the version of the files in the system. If the files in the system are older than the files in the setup the program will replace those files.

To resolve this problem follow the following steps

1. Apply latest visual basic service pack

2. Remove the commonly redistributed system files from the setup package

3. System files that should be excluded from your redistributable package

Happy Programming


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  2. I had created Vb Project Setup files. And i used to install at another system, it shoes error "system file out of Date".After restart the same prob occurs. But i had created setup files by using "Package & development wizzard". Plz help me to solve.
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  3. while installing in windows 7, showing Error