winhlp32.exe does it work?

  grumpy-git 19:50 04 Feb 2008

Can't seem to get old help files to work with Vista.

Downloaded & installed the above file.

Any ideas??


  brundle 19:51 04 Feb 2008
  brundle 19:51 04 Feb 2008

That one?

  grumpy-git 19:57 04 Feb 2008

yes, that is it - followed the link that popped up when I tried to access help files

  brundle 20:06 04 Feb 2008

And the same message still appears when you try to access .hlp files ? tried downloading the update and installing it manually using right click/"Run as admin"?

  grumpy-git 20:29 04 Feb 2008

I followed the instructions to install it, everything seemed to go as with any other software installation, but still get the message that help files no longer work in Vista:-

Why can't I get Help from this program?

The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which was used in previous versions of Windows and it is not supported in Windows Vista.

For more information, see Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows on the Microsoft support website.

  grumpy-git 09:54 05 Feb 2008

Reading further down the Microsoft page, perhaps I'm better off without it.

Think I'll refer to the help files which I can still access on the old XP machine.

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