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 and now continuing in Windows Server 2008 R2, 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.
For additional information about this download, including known issues and development recommendations, please refer to the Knowledge Base article, “Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows”.
For Windows Server 2008 R2: DOWNLOAD HERE
For Windows 7: DOWNLOAD HERE (WGA Validation Required)
Note for Windows 7 Users:
This download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Click the Continue button in the Validation Required section above to begin the short validation process. Once validated, you will be returned to this page with specific instructions for obtaining the download.
Happy Helping 🙂