I have MS Windows C++ version 6.0 on XP. I'd like to move it to a Windows 7 platform but when I try to install it there I get some garbage about it not being compatible, proceed at your own risk etc. When I proceed, it (not surprisingly) doesn't work.
Is there a way to convince these Microsoft tools to play nice with each other? I have Win7 home edition, but I would be willing to upgrade to Win7 Pro IF I knew it would work under the "XP emulation" mode.
Failing both those options, what is the least expensive "upgrade" path for C++? I don't need a bunch of other junk, just the C++ compiler. The goal is to retire my XP system since currently the only reason I keep it is to compile C++ programs that eventually are run under Win7.
I tried the free download of Visual C++ Express 8 several months back. If I recall correctly it lacks a resource editor. That's a deal-killer for me since I need to edit dialogs, menu items, embedded string text, images etc. I'd prefer to stick with MicroSoft but I cant find any evidence that they still support a robust standalone C++ version and I truly resent them making me buy Visual BASIC or C# as a package when I don't want/need it.