Sign in
    12 Days of Deals. See today’s special at the Microsoft Store.

    12 Days of Deals. See today’s special at the

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

    Select Language:
    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.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


      File Name:



      Date Published:


      File Size:

      697 KB

      710 KB

      KB Articles: KB917607

        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.
    • Supported Operating System

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