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PRB: HTML Help: Cannot Install HTML Help 1.3 on Windows 2000 By Using Hhupd.exe

Article ID: 253823

Article Last Modified on 5/8/2003


  • Microsoft HTML Help 1.3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q253823


Using Hhupd.exe to install Html Help 1.3 on a computer running Windows 2000 causes the following error message:

HTML Help 1.3 cannot be installed on Windows 2000


The HTML Help 1.3 viewer components are already installed on Windows 2000 as system components and cannot be updated using Hhupd.exe.


You can only update the HTML Help Viewer components on Windows 2000 by using a service pack or operating system installation.

You can install the HTML Help Workshop on Windows 2000. Use the file Htmlhelp.exe to do this.


This behavior is by design.

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