Delphi 7 and Windows 10: even help works!

I have upgraded my Windows 8.1 64 bit and Delphi 7 continued to work. So far so good. It means the procedure to get Delphi 7 on Windows 10 is still OK.

What did no work? The Help function is broken again, Microsoft did not (yet?) update he HLP support for Windows 10.

After some googling I arrived at:

Here is a solution (thanks to Komeil Bahmanpour):
Go to his site:


I needed a solution in order to get help working for Delphi  on Windows 10.

Komeil’s install.cmd file didn’t work as is (its pre Win10) so I simply modified it.

Unpack the download (Install.cmd, winhlp32.exe, winhlp32.exe.mui) to a new directory.

Edit the install.cmd and add the following two lines to the ‘settings’ section:

set WindowsVersion=7
goto :BypassVersionError
(yes, ‘WindowsVersion=7’ is correct.) Save the file and execute as administrator.
All should go without error. Delphi help, and every other help file I’ve tried, now works exactly as it should

5 thoughts on “Delphi 7 and Windows 10: even help works!

  1. This seems to be exactly the solution that I need! Komeil’s page seems to be down however, any suggestion for another location for the required files?

  2. Followed your instructions for Delphi 7 on Windows 10 x64, Version 1803 and it works! Thanks.

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