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    Windows Genuine Check validation and .hlp file utility in Windows 7

    I have just installed some older 32-bit software with a .hlp file on my Windows 7 64-bit system. The software directs me to a page on the Microsoft site with a download for a validation code creator that, when it opens, reports that it is out of date.

    After a lot of searching and looking at pages for older versions of Windows (as Microsoft was helpful enough to inform me without directing me to the right page), I found:

    Required Activex control is downloadable here (and it may be necessary to open this in Internet Explorer, I'm not sure:

    Then I had to find the right version of the utility which opens .hlp files.

    This page (not at Microsoft) finally worked:

    I hope that I can save other people the same hour-long wild goose chase I had.
    Last edited by jsallen; 2012-10-09 at 20:48.

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