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Windows 7: Winhlp32.exe


23 Sep 2009   #11

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
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...You live, you learn, you RTFM.
And then you page SIW2.


I haven't tried it on 7600 - so it might go horribly wrong.

Assuming it works - should be able to open the help file directly from the app's help menu.

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23 Sep 2009   #12

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
...You live, you learn, you RTFM.
And then you page SIW2.


I haven't tried it on 7600 - so it might go horribly wrong.

Assuming it works - should be able to open the help file directly from the app's help menu.
Well, we're waiting. <-- www

Opening from the Help menu did not work on my test app.

Oddly, I got the best readability from DAMN NFO Viewer.
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23 Sep 2009   #13

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you try the second method - using this?

Windows Help program &#40;WinHlp32.exe&#41; - Windows Live
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23 Sep 2009   #14

 

That works.

Good job.

I just ran the installer. Nothing else, but I did have to associate the file type via Open With...
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23 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
When I try to view the helpfile from older programs, I only get to this website, I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
but I can't get it to load winhlp32.exe or winhlp64.exe.
How do I get the older Windows help to work in Windows 7?
Are you saying the Vista-specific winhlp32 download link (from that KB article) doesn't work for you? If so, why not - what are the error messages and/or obstacles?
I have tried to download the .zipfile from this thread, but that does not work. The installprogram in the zipfile can't take ownership of winhlp32.exe (run as administrator), and I can't rename winhlp32.exe, not even as "administrator". When rightclicking on the file and selecting properties, the ONLY way to allow renaming or deleting this file is by "thrustedinstaller". The "administrator" has only reading rights on this file.
How do I do that?
I have even tried to boot from another harddrive (win 7 RC1), and then tried to rename it in build 7264, but no luck.

btw, I'm running build 7264 64bits, and I don't have Vista at all, so downloading is my only option.
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23 Sep 2009   #16

 

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) - Windows Live

This worked fine.

The Download link is in the upper left corner at the skydrive page.
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23 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you try the second method - using this?

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) - Windows Live

Yes. the Install.cmd can't take ownership of winhlp32.exe, so it can't install. I run it as "administrator", but that don't help.
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23 Sep 2009   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
When I try to view the helpfile from older programs, I only get to this website, I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
but I can't get it to load winhlp32.exe or winhlp64.exe.
How do I get the older Windows help to work in Windows 7?
Are you saying the Vista-specific winhlp32 download link (from that KB article) doesn't work for you? If so, why not - what are the error messages and/or obstacles?
I have tried to download the .zipfile from this thread, but that does not work. The installprogram in the zipfile can't take ownership of winhlp32.exe (run as administrator), and I can't rename winhlp32.exe, not even as "administrator". When rightclicking on the file and selecting properties, the ONLY way to allow renaming or deleting this file is by "thrustedinstaller". The "administrator" has only reading rights on this file.
How do I do that?
I have even tried to boot from another harddrive (win 7 RC1), and then tried to rename it in build 7264, but no luck.

btw, I'm running build 7264 64bits, and I don't have Vista at all, so downloading is my only option.
Merge this regfile - then rt click the winhlp32.exe in the windows folder and Take ownership - you should be able to rename it then.

Taking Ownership.reg

Seem to remember I needed to do that on some builds - you may need to do the same to the winhlp32.exe.mui in the windows\en-us folder.


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23 Sep 2009   #19

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you try the second method - using this?

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) - Windows Live

Yes. the Install.cmd can't take ownership of winhlp32.exe, so it can't install. I run it as "administrator", but that don't help.
Turn off UAC for the install, then turn it back on.

Control Panel
User Accounts
Change User Account Control settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Did you try the second method - using this?

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) - Windows Live

Yes. the Install.cmd can't take ownership of winhlp32.exe, so it can't install. I run it as "administrator", but that don't help.
Turn off UAC for the install, then turn it back on.

Control Panel
User Accounts
Change User Account Control settings

UAC has been off all the time, as I turned it off almost right after installation of build7264
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