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Windows help files on Windows 8 64bit


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#1 Keithuk

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:11 PM

Hi guys.

 

I've search on here but nothing shows.

I write programmes in VB and I use the old Windows help files *.hlp which I make myself but they don't run a Windows systems after Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. You need to download updates from I cannot open Help that was created in the Windows Help format (WinHlp32.exe)

I downloaded the correct files and run these on Vista 32bit and Win7 32bit and they work as they should but when I try to install Windows8-RT-KB917607-x64.msu on Windows 8 64bit it says This update is not applicable to your computer.

Someone suggested you rename the winhlp32.exe then install, you can't rename winhlp32.exe to winhlp32-old.exe it won't let you as its probably in use.

Any suggestions?

 


Keith

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Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (laptop computer)

Windows 8 64bit spare drive for laptop computer


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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:02 AM

Hi

 

Give a try to ExtraCHM . There is a free version and paid version available. Free version is enough for normal purpose.

 

http://www.extrachm.com/Setup-ExtraChm-1.5.exe

 

I never tested it in Windows 8 but it works fine under Windows 7.

 

Other alternatives :

 

xCHM http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Other-Office-Tools/xCHM.shtml

 

 

CHM Viewerhttp://www.chmviewer.com/


Edited by Anshad Edavana, 26 July 2013 - 10:08 AM.


#3 Keithuk

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:24 PM



Hi

 

Give a try to ExtraCHM . There is a free version and paid version available. Free version is enough for normal purpose.

 

http://www.extrachm.com/Setup-ExtraChm-1.5.exe

 

I never tested it in Windows 8 but it works fine under Windows 7.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

 

I tried ExtraCHM but its totally useless to me along with its help.

 

The Contents page you can't type or paste text or add pictures, The Index and Search you can type text but if you have nothing in the Contents whats the point.

 

To compile if you can ever make your own chm you need Microsoft HTML Help Workshop which I downloaded a long time ago which I have but that's totally useless as well.


Keith

Windows ME (spare computer)
Windows XP 2002 Professional SP3 (desktop computer)
Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (laptop computer)

Windows 8 64bit spare drive for laptop computer





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