Windows Help format is not supported in Windows Vista.


Just had a semi rude shock trying to view the documentation for a little utility called Total Recorder that Vista no longer supports the older Windows Help (*.hlp) format…If you are an ISV shipping *.hlp files you might want to check out: 


Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows


Comments (2)

  1. Dean Harding says:

    I find it strange that WinHelp.exe – which is the 16-bit version of WinHelp32.exe – WILL be included in Vista. From the KB:

    "The WinHelp.exe program is a version of Windows Help designed for 16-bit .hlp files. The WinHelp.exe program will continue to be included with Windows Vista."

  2. carloshm says:

    Winhlp32.exe won’t be included in Vista, as it is deprecated but you will be able to download it from Download Center: See section Deprecated Components

    The link redirects to other place. I think it should be:http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnlong/html/AppComp.asp?frame=true#appcomp_topic14