Windows Vista drops Windows Help support

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Windows Vista drops Windows Help support

Post by Nick Hunter » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:12 pm

If you try to open the help file in any of our programs running under Windows Vista (and possibly "Longhorn") you will get the following error message:
"The help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which was used in previous versions of Windows and it is not supported in Windows Vista."

To get the help system to work you need to download the WinHlp32.exe program from the Microsoft Web site, see:
Quite why Microsoft have omitted the help system from Vista is unclear. If you have any queries regarding this issue please contact Microsoft.
Subsequent releases of our software will use a different help engine.