In my earlier article about Windows 7, I mentioned that it looked like getting VB6 running natively in Windows 7 would be more than I wanted to take on. Earlier today I bumped into an article that described exactly how to accomplish that task. Every so often I can follow instructions; VB6 is now running, almost happily.
The tiny exception is that UAC (User Account Control) keeps asking for permission to run VB6. Annoying, yes, but I can tolerate it for the few times I'll need VB6.
I'm not quite out of the woods, as there are some other components I need to get installed. But just having VB6 properly installed is a huge step forward.