WinHlp32.exe for Windows 8 The update does not apply to your system

I'm trying to install WinHlp32.exe in order that old program help files can be read however when I attempt to run "Win8-KB917607-x64" it stops

with this message "The update does not apply to your system"

I am downloading the correct file for my PC

I have tried many suggestions that are available on various sites without success

I have run System file check on command prompt with no errors and tried to re-run the program without success.

 

I would really appreciate some help

Thank you

 

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Last updated March 4, 2019 Views 6,274 Applies to:
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It seems that you need to have the US English language pack installed and enabled in order for Windows8-RT-KB917607-x64.msu to run. Or there's a workaround replacing winhlp32.exe directly. See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/installing-winhelp32exe-on-windows-8-pro/03c15af2-0402-4098-96d9-6efe2ea2b545 for discussion of both options.

Regards,

Peter

 

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