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  1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 62
    windows 10
       18 Aug 2016 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hello, you've copied the wrong text when you created the cmd file.
    Windows is trying to execute an English descriptive sentence as if it were commands it understood.
    It won't like that 'cos it doesn't understand English.

    You will find it easier to use the download in post #65 as the cmd file has already been done for you.

    Or #41 has just the lines that should be in the cmd file with no English (avoid the text before and after when copying!)

    Note the caveats:
    The exe added to Windows that processes the hlp file will be replaced e.g. if
    - you run sfc /scannow
    - there's a major upgrade
    - if you do an in-place upgrade repair

    Therefore you'd then need to run this again.
    I downloaded the one you suggested winhlp XP x64.zip.

    And followed thee instructions and I get a similar error:

    M:\TEMP>(*): The *1,hlp file*2 must be read, without any problem, on 2000, ME, or 98/98SE.

    *1=o with ^ on top (foreign).
    *2=o with .. on top (foreign).

    What do you mean by post #65 and #41?


    Don Cole
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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,538
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       19 Aug 2016 #13

    Hello, as you're obviously having difficulty following those instructions, here's a file you can use.
    This is for 64bits.

    Extract the folder.
    Within the folder rt click
    hlp install.cmd
    and click 'run as admin'.
    Help - old format - ready to run.zip

    Check old help files can now be read.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 62
    windows 10
       20 Aug 2016 #14

    Help with help


    Thank you dalchina

    That one did the trick.


    Don Cole
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,538
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       20 Aug 2016 #15

    Great!
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  6. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    microsoft
       18 Sep 2016 #16

    dalchina said: View Post
    Solved Can't read older *.hlp files on Windows-10 - Page 7 - Windows 10 Forums
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ID:	96898 can you please send me the link to the file for hlp ( windows 10 pro) :
    Hello, as you're obviously having difficulty following those instructions, here's a file you can use.
    This is for 64bits.
    Extract the folder.
    Within the folder rt click
    hlp install.cmd
    and click 'run as admin'.


    Extract the folder.

    likewise #41
    Thanks for your help
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,538
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       18 Sep 2016 #17

    Glad it worked..
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