Author Topic: Novel solution to Win7 64 quirk.  (Read 1911 times)


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Novel solution to Win7 64 quirk.
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:10:41 AM »
Not by hook or by crook can I get the old win2000 sdk help working on Win7 64 as neither its own version of HH.EXE or even the old WinXP version will run the platsdk.col file that bundles all of the files together so after wasting some rediculous amount of time trying and failing to get it going I installed the old platform sdk on my XP NAS box and can run it through VPN complete with clipboard copy between XP and Win7 64. The VirtualPC installation of XP cannot communicate easily with Win7 64 and native XP mode is close to useless where a separate computer connected with TightVNC does the lot with no problems.

Its just that the old CHM based help files are probably still the best reference for all of the later direct API functions that the old Winhelp WIN32.HLP does not cover. You can find them with a lot of stuffing around on MSDN but having it available locally is much faster and makes finding things a lot easier.
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Re: Novel solution to Win7 64 quirk.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 03:41:12 AM »
For running some of my 16-bit stuff, Oracle's VB is a great solution: It shares a subst-ed drive with W7-64, and while "XP" never boots, the snapshot works always with the most recent files on the real machine ;-)