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

FMS is a leading developer of products for Microsoft Access developers, and a top vendor of products for the SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, and Visual Basic communities. They have a very useful Free Resources page.

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