If you are using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, you no doubt have learned that you cannot open Window Help (*.hlp) files. This is because Microsoft made the decision to no longer include WinHlp32.exe (which is required to launch WinHelp files) as a component of the Windows operating system.
2 FMS tips discuss the problem and its implications in detail on deploying Help Files to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
#1 Microsoft Patch for Opening Windows Help (.hlp) Files
#2 Deploying Help Files to Vista and WS2008
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