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 HELP support for Windows 10.

After some googling I arrived at:

Microsoft answers

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

Download Local copy since 2020

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

18 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.

  3. Tried to get the Delphi help to work again, but batch file shows lots of errors; so still no help and “please help”.

  4. the script works great and Delphi has help again 🙂 but now command SFC /scannow reports errors related to help app which it cannot repair

  5. Hello folks.
    Here in Brazil i am working in a company using Delphi 7 but we can t use debug when running in Windows 10. The windows crashes.
    Any ideia how can i resolve this?

    Thank you advance.

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