How I installed Visual FoxPro 9 successfully on Windows10

I had to install the IDE due to a change of OS from Windows7 to Windows10.
My hardware changed as well from 32bit processor to 64 bit.

Visual FoxPro 9

The first try to install VFP9 from USB-stick failed. But finally I found a solution
that worked.
I searched for the physical CD-discs of FoxPro in my stock. A pre-version was needed as VFP9 is an upgrade.
Step 1:
Install Visual FoxPro 7 by running the setup from CD.
Reboot your system (Yes, like back in the old days!)
Step 2:
Install Visual FoxPro 9 by running the setup from CD.
I left predefined installation paths as designed.
Follow the setup routine, run thru all 3 steps. Step 3 is installation of SP2.
Be sure to leave your VFP9-CD-Disc in the drive and connected, the setup will
check for the CD.
Reboot your system! Now copy the extracted DLLs of the Hotfix to the install

Step 3:
Apply the change to your IDE-projects. Rebuild your applications and distribute
them. Test your applications in a runtime-environment.

This is the stage, where I’m currently struggling at the new OS settings.

This site provides useful additional information:

new thimble

A new addition to my collection. This thimble is from New Zealand. Isn’t it wonderful?


My repair work is finished. As it is very cold these days my husband likes to use it right now.