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.
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
file for files and versions updated.
additional information about the Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs such as what
fixes are available, please visit the
Additionally, you can read the
following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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:
- Open the Readme.txt file that ships with the Service Pack
- Choose a file name from the list of updated file names in
the Readme.txt file and make note of the version number.
- Close the Readme.txt file.
- Find the file name you chose in step 1 on your
- Secondary click on and choose Properties for the
- Make note of the version number indicated in the Properties
- 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
For additional information, please see the following article in
the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why