|Apparently Visual Basic 6 is not meant to be installed in XP.|
Thats strange because I have been running Visual Basic 6 on XP ever since the day XP was first released without any problems at all.
VB6 SP6 introduced updates specifically for Windows XP. When Windows Vista was in its Beta stage it was changed in order to accommodate VB6 because there is such a large number of VB applications out there. I believe VB6 will even run on Windows 7. The Windows 7 compatibility wizard certainly doesn't complain.
Because converting a VB6 application to VB.Net is not trivial task Microsoft made Vista compatible with VB6, otherwise all those VB6 application, of which there are many would become useless, or people would just stick with earlier versions of Windows..
There is no reason why you cannot install VB6 on Windows XP providing you have the installation disk. You will need to install SP5 and SP6 which is still available from Microsoft. You just insert the CD and select Setup and follow the instructions.
Supported Operating Systems:Windows 2000;Windows Server 2003; Windows XP