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Microsoft Windows Help for Windows Vista 1.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.6 (13 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,308
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Help
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Publisher's Description

Microsoft Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Vista, you need to install this application.

Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft's standards. Therefore, starting with the release of Windows Vista, the Windows Help program will not ship as a feature of Windows.

Latest Reviews

sniperg

sniperg reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

This is needed for other 3rd party applications, not Vista itself.

And strangely enough MS just released a 'small update' that puts this ability back into Vista...

So I guess they aren't 'ditching it' after all..

;-)

guti

guti reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Very useful been able to have the old HLP support!

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

It wasn't included because Microsoft has a different help subsystem in Vista. Like the decription states, hlp is outdated and MS is ditching it.

Gerhard

Gerhard reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Why this was not included in Vista must be a mystery. I wonder what are the application standards on the description.

kronix2

kronix2 reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Vista can't read old .hlp files out of the box. You need this, either by lifting it from your XP installation or grabbing the download.

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

So this is a must for a Vista user or an upgrade for XP a previous Windows Versions ?

Avg. Rating 2.6 (13 votes)
Your Rating
sniperg

sniperg reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

This is needed for other 3rd party applications, not Vista itself.

And strangely enough MS just released a 'small update' that puts this ability back into Vista...

So I guess they aren't 'ditching it' after all..

;-)

guti

guti reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Very useful been able to have the old HLP support!

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

It wasn't included because Microsoft has a different help subsystem in Vista. Like the decription states, hlp is outdated and MS is ditching it.

Gerhard

Gerhard reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Why this was not included in Vista must be a mystery. I wonder what are the application standards on the description.

kronix2

kronix2 reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

Vista can't read old .hlp files out of the box. You need this, either by lifting it from your XP installation or grabbing the download.

luhirs

luhirs reviewed v1.0 on Mar 9, 2007

So this is a must for a Vista user or an upgrade for XP a previous Windows Versions ?

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