I installed Windows8.1-KB917607-x64.msu (WinHelp standalone installer) several months ago and it's been working just fine. Unfortunately, following the latest round of Windows 8.1 updates that have occurred in the past three weeks or so, WinHelp refuses to load legacy help files now, and when I try to re-install the update, I'm told that it's already installed and the updater quits. I have no idea which Windows Update update caused the issue, but it's a major problem for me. I don't have time to methodically uninstall and reinstall every update since November in hopes of removing the right one. Even if I did find time, then suppose the uninstalled update is an important security update that really should remain installed?? Isn't there some way that the KB917607 update can be uninstalled so that I can try to re-install it in hopes of getting things working again?
This kind of stuff is unbelievably frustrating. Microsoft urges everyone to install updates to keep Windows secure and reliable, so you install them and stuff just stops working. It's ridiculous.
I'm a Windows developer and have also posted this question in the MSDN community, but have received no assistance there. Until I can get WinHelp to work on my development system again, I'm unable to update any of my applications' help files.
Please advise on how I might get this fixed.