Symbols (.dbg)

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    Symbols (.dbg)

    I have just installed Visual Studio 6.0 on an XP Home machine. The installation process created a shortcut to install the "Windows NT Symbols Setup". When I run the setup it tells me that the symbols do not match. Should I continue to install them anyway or is there another set of symbols that are specific for XP?
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    You would have to download and install the Windows DDK for XP to get the XP system symbols. In other words, don't worry about it.
    When debugging, your call stack will only show system functions that your code calls, which is sufficient for most debugging.

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    Thanks.
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    Maybe this is a simple Microsoft link: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtoo...symbolpkg.mspx
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    Cool - that's good to know.

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    Question Implementing SYMBOLS

    I have installed the symbols package, but Visual C++ does not seem to recognise that they are there. How is Visual C++, or the system, configured so that the symbols are used? The installation process placed the symbols in a directory under windows called 'SYMBOLS'.
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