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Windows 7: Problems with Delphi after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.0

12 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Problems with Delphi after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.0

I recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and I experienced some problems with Delphi v4.

1) I can no longer create New Applications. When I select File - New Application, I get the following error message:
Unable to rename 'C:\Program Files (x86)\borland\delphi32\bin\delphi32.$$$' to 'delphi.dro'.

2) I can no longer use the Help facility. When I select Help - contents, I get the following error message:
The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows. However, you can download a program that will allow you to view Help created in the Windows Help format. For more information, go to the Microsoft Help and Support website.

When I go to that Microsoft website, I am told to download some utility and then cut and paste some code it displays to some other page and then do some other things. But it's all just a viscious circle. I can never seem to find the new version of WinHlp32.exe that I need to display Help under Windows 7.

I did find one document that said I could fix the problem by changing the persmission access for the folder: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\borland\delphi32'.
I tried to follow the instructions to do that. But I never could succeed in getting Delphi v4 to run without error messages.

If anyone knows the cause for these problems and, more importantly, how to solve them, I would sure appreciate some help.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I finally found the solution here:

Delphi Tips and Tricks: Fix Delphi 7 WinHelp
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 Problems with Delphi after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.0

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