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Old 02-28-2007
Jeff McKay
 

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creating files in the system directory
Is it possible for a user (the administrator) to delete or overwrite files
in the \windows and \windows\system32 directories? I want to copy
winhlp32.exe
from XP over the stub that Microsoft thoughtfully provided so that we cannot
look at old .hlp files on Vista. Every attempt I make is refused... what is
the secret to allow people to control their own machines?

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Old 03-01-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

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Re: creating files in the system directory
You shouldn't really need to do this. The old format help files should have
a *.chm file in the same folder. These will open anywhere and display the
help file without the need for winhlp32.

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"Jeff McKay" <comaxis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Is it possible for a user (the administrator) to delete or overwrite files
> in the \windows and \windows\system32 directories? I want to copy
> winhlp32.exe
> from XP over the stub that Microsoft thoughtfully provided so that we
> cannot
> look at old .hlp files on Vista. Every attempt I make is refused... what
> is
> the secret to allow people to control their own machines?
>


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Old 03-02-2007
Jeff McKay
 

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Re: creating files in the system directory
I don't understand this statement - if an old application supplies its help
in a .hlp
file, why do you think there will be a .chm file shipped along with it? Or
are you
saying that Vista somehow converts .hlp files to .chm? If that is so, why
when I try
to view old help files, do I get a help box from Vista telling my why I
can't view .hlp
files?

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <rv@invalid.org> wrote in message
news:C788699A-F6F1-4397-9EA8-904841B20B7C@microsoft.com...
> You shouldn't really need to do this. The old format help files should
> have a *.chm file in the same folder. These will open anywhere and display
> the help file without the need for winhlp32.
>

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Old 04-04-2007
Daniel Noll
 

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Re: creating files in the system directory
Jeff McKay wrote:
> Is it possible for a user (the administrator) to delete or overwrite
> files in the \windows and \windows\system32 directories? I want to
> copy winhlp32.exe from XP over the stub that Microsoft thoughtfully
> provided so that we cannot look at old .hlp files on Vista. Every
> attempt I make is refused... what is the secret to allow people to
> control their own machines?


How about copying winhlp32.exe into the same directory as the
badly-behaved application?

Daniel


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