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Can't access any windows help function

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bigh201067, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. bigh201067

    bigh201067 Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2010
    A while back I tried to upgrade from IE7 To IE8 , things did not work out well, so bad that I had to restore back to IE7. But! now I have no help function. In fact I can't access any windows help function.It's like helpctr.exe is missing.:confused:
    Any Ideas out there.
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Click Start > Run > type services.msc

    Scroll down to the Help and Support service. Make sure it's Started and Automatic.

    If no luck,

    Try this fix: Restore Help and Support Service

    Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.


    If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

    If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit
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