Vista Tip: Windows Help (.hlp) Files

26 04 2008

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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Jekyll – Season 1

20 04 2008

Jekyll (Season 1 DVD)


London, 2007. Tom Jackman (James Nesbitt) is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn’t know is that Tom has a family. There is a wife and two children that Tom will do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he’s determined to keep his dark side in line.

I didn’t have time to watch this while it was on TV, but I’m glad I got the DVD set.

My Verdict:
A top noch thriller with interesting twists throughout. Looking forward to season 2.