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Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Server 2008

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

WinHlp32.exe is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Server 2008, you need to install this application.

  • Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) is a Help program that has been included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system. However, the Windows Help program has not had a major update for many releases and no longer meets Microsoft's standards. Therefore, starting with the release of Windows Server 2008, the Windows Help program will not ship as a feature of Windows. If you want to view 32-bit .hlp files, you must download and install the program (WinHlp32.exe) from the Microsoft Download Center.
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Files

Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on microsoft.com. The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
Windows6.0-KB917607-x64.msu88c66db483dc23ea53cec3ee7e192d8038d06b0b707 KB
Windows6.0-KB917607-x86.msu38d521d0d57fd5cd174d78a1457b44f4255daed1694 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V

  • The Windows Help program is available for Windows Server 2008 only.

Installation Instructions

  • 1. Install Windows Help by clicking the Download button above.
    2. Click Run and then follow the instructions on the screen.

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